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CHAMPAGNE NOBILITY

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

 

INTRODUCTION. 4

Chapter 1.                COMTES de CHAMPAGNE. 9

Chapter 2.                BAR-sur-AUBE. 20

A.         COMTES de BAR-sur-AUBE.. 20

B.         VICOMTES de LA FERTE-sur-AUBE.. 25

C.        SEIGNEURS de NULLY.. 26

Chapter 3.                BAR-sur-SEINE. 29

A.         COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (TONNERRE) 29

B.         COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (BRIENNE) 31

C.        COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (PUISET) 36

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY.. 41

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY (ARCIS-sur-AUBE) 52

F.         SEIGNEURS de DURNAY.. 61

G.        SEIGNEURS de VENDEUVRE.. 62

Chapter 4.                BASSIGNY, BOLENOIS. 70

A.         COMTES de BASSIGNY.. 70

B.         COMTES de BOLENOIS, SEIGNEURS de SEXFONTAINES.. 72

C.        SEIGNEURS de BOURBONNE.. 77

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHAUMONT [en BASSIGNY] 79

E.         SEIGNEURS de CHOISEUL. 81

F.         SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT (CHOISEUL) 101

G.        COMTES de CLEFMONT, SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT. 112

H.        SEIGNEURS de NOGENT-LE-ROI 116

I.      SEIGNEURS de VIGNORY.. 118

Chapter 5.                BRIENNE. 128

A.         COMTES de BRIENNE.. 128

B.         SEIGNEURS de POUGY.. 146

C.        SEIGNEURS de VILLEHARDOUIN.. 151

Chapter 6.                CHÂLONS-sur-MARNE. 159

A.         SEIGNEURS d’AULNAY.. 160

B.         SEIGNEURS de BROYES.. 162

C.        VIDAMES de CHÂLONS.. 181

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN.. 183

E.         SEIGNEURS de CONFLANS.. 195

F.         COMTES de DAMPIERRE-en-ASTENOIS.. 214

G.        SEIGNEURS d’ETREPY.. 224

H.        SEIGNEURS de PLEURS.. 226

I.      CHÂTELAINS de VITRY.. 230

Chapter 7.                CHÂTILLON-sur-MARNE. 233

A.         SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON (early 10th century) 233

B.         VIDAMES de REIMS.. 235

C.        SEIGNEURS de BAZOCHES.. 240

D.        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTILLON-sur-MARNE (11th century-1219) 245

E.         SEIGNEURS de NANTEUIL-la-FOSSE.. 255

Chapter 8.                COUCY. 259

A.         SEIGNEURS de COUCY.. 259

B.         VICOMTES de COUCY.. 262

C.        SEIGNEURS de COUCY.. 262

D.        SEIGNEURS de COUCY (GUINES) 273

Chapter 9.                DAMPIERRE-sur-l'AUBE, JOINVILLE, RAMERUPT. 279

A.         SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE-sur-l’AUBE.. 279

B.         SEIGNEURS de DAMPIERRE et de SAINT-DIZIER.. 290

C.        SEIGNEURS de JOINVILLE.. 295

D.        SEIGNEURS de RAMERUPT, COMTES de MONTDIDIER, COMTES d’ARCIS-sur-AUBE.. 328

E.         SEIGNEURS de RAMERUPT (BRIENNE) 339

F.         SEIGNEURS de VAUCOULEURS, MERY-sur-SEINE, & DOULEVANT. 346

Chapter 10.              JOIGNY. 356

A.         COMTES de JOIGNY.. 357

B.         COMTES de JOIGNY (NOYERS) 368

C.        VICOMTES de JOIGNY.. 370

D.        SEIGNEURS de SAINT-FLORENTIN.. 372

Chapter 11.              LAON. 374

A.         COMTES de LAON.. 374

B.         VIDAMES de LAON.. 375

C.        SEIGNEURS de CRECY-sur-SERRE.. 377

D.        SEIGNEURS de MARLE.. 378

E.         SEIGNEURS de PINON.. 379

Chapter 12.              PORCIEN. 382

A.         COMTES de PORCIEN.. 382

B.         COMTES de PORCIEN (CHÂTILLON) 385

Chapter 13.              RETHEL. 397

A.         COMTES d'OMONT, COMTES de RETHEL. 397

B.         COMTES de RETHEL, CHÂTELAINS de VITRY.. 408

C.        SEIGNEURS de HIERGES, CHÂTELAINS de BOUILLON.. 426

D.        SEIGNEURS de NEUFCHÂTEL [en Ardenne] 436

E.         SEIGNEURS de ROZOY.. 437

F.         SEIGNEURS de VERVINS (COUCY) 446

Chapter 14.              REYNEL. 452

A.         COMTES de REYNEL. 452

B.         SEIGNEURS de CONFLANS.. 459

Chapter 15.              SENS. 462

A.         COMTES de SENS 817-882. 462

B.         VICOMTES et COMTES de SENS [882]-1015. 464

C.        VICOMTES de SENS.. 470

D.        SEIGNEURS de COURTENAY.. 472

E.         SEIGNEURS de COURTENAY 1161-1303 (CAPET) 493

F.         SEIGNEURS de CHAMPIGNELLES (CAPET) 499

G.        SEIGNEURS de TANLAY (CAPET) 509

Chapter 16.              TROYES. 512

A.         COMTES de TROYES.. 512

B.         COMTES de TROYES -1071, COMTES d'AUMÂLE 1084-1196 (COMTES de BLOIS) 517

C.        SEIGNEURS de CHAPPES.. 520

D.        SEIGNEURS de NANGIS, VICOMTES de PROVINS.. 531

E.         SEIGNEURS de NOGENT-sur-SEINE.. 542

F.         SEIGNEURS de PLANCY.. 545

G.        SEIGNEURS de PROVINS.. 551

H.        SEIGNEURS de TRAÎNEL. 553

I.      VICOMTES de TROYES.. 566

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

 

The development of the county of Champagne followed a curious course, only emerging in its final form in the mid-12th century, far later than most other counties in medieval France.  The county lay along the eastern border between the kingdom of France and the imperial territories, to the east of Paris.  It corresponded approximately to the current French départements of (from north to south) Ardennes, Marne, Aube and Yonne.  Ecclesiastically, the county was split between the archbishoprics of Reims and Sens. 

 

During the 5th to 7th centuries, the territory of the future county of Champagne straddled the kingdoms of Austrasia and Burgundy, and must have been subject to conflicting pressures at least until about [633/34].  At the end of the 5th century, the kings of Burgundy expanded their area of influence westwards to include the southern part of the territory[1].  On the death of the Merovingian king Chilperic in 511, Champagne formed part of the lands inherited by his oldest son king Theoderic, whose territories later evolved into the kingdom of Austrasia and who established his base at Reims.  At the partition of Frankish territories in 561 after the death of King Chlothachar I, his son King Sigebert I received most of the territory previously held by King Theoderic and retained Reims as his capital.  However, the southern part of the future county reverted to Burgundian influence and was incorporated into the land which passed to Sigebert's brother Guntchramn[2].  When King Dagobert I appointed his son Sigebert as king of Austrasia in [633/34], the whole of Champagne appears to have been included in his territorial allocation[3].  There is insufficient data available in the primary sources consulted to enable us to be precise about political boundaries during the Merovingian period.  However, this early fluidity of borders in the Champagne area may have impeded the development of territorial identity and may help explain the delayed evolution of Champagne as a county, compared particularly with the counties of Blois (see the document CENTRAL FRANCE, NOBILITY) and Vermandois (NORTHERN FRANCE, NOBILITY) with whose existence it was so inextricably linked, as explained below. 

 

A greater and more long-lasting impact on Champagne resulted from the Carolingian partition under the treaty of Verdun in 843.  This left the future county firmly on the French side of the divide which marked the eastern boundary between the west Frankish kingdom and the kingdom of Lotharingia.  The border was consolidated into the permanent boundary between the French kingdom and the Holy Roman Empire, which meant that Champagne evolved differently from its eastern neighbours the duchies of Bar and Lorraine which remained under imperial suzerainty.  This demarcation was to have a marked influence on the eastward expansion of the kingdom of France well into the 17th century. 

 

Longnon identifies the following pagi in the area of the future county of Champagne[4]:

·      diocesis of Reims: pagus Remensis (around the city of Reims), pagus Porcianus (Porcien), pagus Castricius (Rethel), pagus Mosomensis (Mouzon), pagus Vongensis (Voncq), pagus Dulcomensis (Dun, Grandpré and Cernay), and pagus Tardunensis (Tardenois, including Bazoches and la Fère). 

·      Châlons-sur-Marne: pagus Catalaunicus (Châlons-sur-Marne itself, Bussy-le-Château and Coole), pagus Pertensis (Perthes, Joinville), pagus Camsiacensis (Changy, Vitry-en-Perthois), pagus Stadunensis (Astenois, Dampierre), and pagus Virtudensis (Vertus). 

 

The earliest reference so far identified in the primary sources to Champagne as an entity is the appointment of Drogo, son of Pepin "le Gros" maior domus of Austrasia and Neustria, as dux of Champagne in [688/90][5].  Thereafter the absence of Champagne from 8th to 10th century sources is striking.   It is suggested that this was due partly to the temporal control over large parts of the territory which was exercised by the archbishops of Reims,  In addition, the neighbouring county of Vermandois spread its influence into the Champagne area during the late 9th and 10th centuries.  Regino refers, in the late 9th century, to "Folcone episcopo, Heriberto et Pippino comitibus in Remorum civitate", presumably referring to Héribert [I] (later Comte de Vermandois) and his brother Pépin, which shows that they and the bishop constituted the dominant influence in Reims, the heart of the future county of Champagne.  Several decades later, Héribert [II] Comte de Vermandois, son of Héribert [I], was powerful enough in Champagne to engineer the appointment of his infant son to the temporal administration of the archbishopric of Reims, triggering a dispute which persisted for more than 20 years.  Lastly, Héribert "le Vieux", son of comte Héribert [II], is recorded as Comte d'Omois and Comte de Meaux in the mid-10th century, territories which lay to the south-east of Reims, at some distance from the family's original centre of operations in Vermandois and well within the territory of what later developed into the county of Champagne. 

 

A similar pattern emerged in the county of Troyes, to the south of Champagne, which was held in turn by Burgundian and Vermandois families.  The county is first recorded in the second half of the 9th century in the family of Harduin, a count in Burgundy.  After the death of Harduin's grandson Robert in 886, the succession to Troyes is unclear until the mid-10th century when it was held by Giselbert Duke of Burgundy.  After Giselbert died in 956, Troyes passed to his son-in-law Robert de Vermandois, son of Count Héribert [II], which effectively completed a pincer movement by the Vermandois family over the territory of the future county of Champagne.  On the death in [1019/21] of Count Robert's grandson, Etienne Comte de Troyes, the county of Troyes appears to have passed to Eudes II Comte de Blois, although the primary source which confirms that this is correct has not yet been identified.  At any rate, Etienne, son of Comte Eudes II, is recorded as succeeding his father in the counties of Meaux and Troyes in 1037[6].  Etienne's son, Count Eudes III, was expelled from Troyes in 1071, when the county passed to his cousin Eudes, son of Thibaut III Comte de Blois. 

 

References to Champagne as a county re-emerge in primary sources in the late 11th century, when the family of the comtes de Blois acquired control over the counties of Champagne and Troyes.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "Hugonem Campanie comitem" (brother of Eudes de Blois) as one of the sons of "comiti Campanie Theobaldo"[7], referring to Count Thibaut III, although it is not clear that the latter claimed to be count of Champagne during his lifetime.  Count Hugues's possession of Champagne is confirmed by the charter dated 1110 under which "Hugo comes Campanie, Theobaldi comitis filius" founded the abbey of Notre-Dame de Cheminon[8].  On the retirement of Count Hugues in 1125 to become a Knight Templar, the county passed to his nephew Thibaut IV "le Grand" Comte de Blois et de Troyes. 

 

The evolution of the title Count Palatine/comte palatin ("comes palatinus"), borne by the counts of Champagne, follows a similarly unusual path.  The title was first granted by Lothaire King of France to Héribert "le Vieux" Comte de Meaux et de Troyes, probably in the 960s and maybe as an honorary appointment because Héribert had married the king's paternal grandmother.  The title is next recorded with Eudes II Comte de Blois.  The precise route of transmission is not known, but it is assumed that it had become permanently associated with the county of Troyes which, as mentioned above, passed to Comte Eudes on the death of Etienne, who was the great-nephew of Héribert "le Vieux".  The title subsequently passed to Thibaut IV Comte de Blois, as shown by the record of his 1152 death in the necrology of Chartres cathedral in which he is named "Teobaldus comes palatinus"[9]

 

The final consolidation of the titles Comte de Troyes, Comte de Champagne and Count Palatine was achieved by Count Henri "le Libéral" who succeeded his father Count Thibaut IV in 1152.  Count Henri is the first member of the family of the comtes de Blois to be referred to consistently in primary sources as comte de Champagne. 

 

The comtes de Champagne made up for their delayed start in consolidating their county by two judicious marriages at the end of the 12th century.  By marrying the heiress of the kingdom of Jerusalem in 1192, Henri II Comte de Champagne succeeded as king of Jerusalem, leaving his French county to his younger brother who in 1199 married the Navarrese princess who ultimately became heiress of the kingdom of Navarre.  While Henri's reign in Jerusalem was short-lived, the kingdom of Navarre passed to the comtes de Champagne after the death in 1234 of Sancho VII King of Navarre, and remained in the family until the marriage in 1284 of Jeanne Queen of Navarre and the future Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France. 

 

Because of the late development of a centralised county in the Champagne area, other nobles families emerged within the territory with the title count.  By the time of the accession of Henri "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne in 1152, these "lesser" counts had fallen under the suzerainty of the comtes de Champagne, providing one of the few examples in medieval France where counts were vassals of other counts.  Several of these comital families played prominent roles in medieval Europe, contracting high-profile marriages with nobility and royalty from outside their home base in Champagne.  In this respect, Champagne represents an atypical example in the development of local nobility in French counties.  The explanation for this is not obvious, although one possible explanation is the county's strategic location on the boundary of imperial jurisdiction which may have encouraged the rise to prominence of a greater share of noble families than was the case, for instance, in counties which were located well within the French heartland in central and western France.  The fact that, from 1234, the comtes de Champagne were also kings of Navarre may also have enabled the local nobility to leverage their positions upwards on the European political scene. 

 

The families of ten of these "lesser" counts are set out in this document:

  • Bar-sur-Aube.  Recorded as a county from the early 11th century, Bar-sur-Aube passed by inheritance to the comtes de Valois in the mid-11th century, and subsequently to the comtes de Vermandois. 
  • Bar-sur-Seine.  Held during the mid-11th century by the Burgundian comtes de Tonnerre, this county passed to the family of the comtes de Brienne in the early 12th century, and to the du Puiset family half a century later, before becoming extinct in the male line in 1219. 
  • Brienne.  First recorded as a county from the mid-10th century, Brienne survived within the same family well into the 13th century. 
  • Joigny.  This county was situated south of the county of Sens, on the borders with the duchy of Burgundy. 
  • Laon.  North of Reims, the county existed separately in the 9th and 10th centuries. 
  • Rethel.  This county is first recorded from the 10th century. 
  • Reynel.  This county is first referred to in the 11th century.  However, the family lost its comital status in the mid-12th century, surviving as Seigneurs de Reynel, an unusual example of demotion in the ranks of nobility which deserves further study. 
  • Sens.  This was recorded as a county from the mid-9th century, but survived only until the early 11th century when it was incorporated into the domaine royale
  • Tours.  Recorded as a county from the mid-9th century, Tours was inherited by the family of the counts of Blois. 
  • Troyes.  The evolution of the county of Troyes is discussed above.   

 

In addition, lesser nobility in the county of Champagne are represented in this document, including the Seigneurs de Broyes, the Seigneurs de Chacenay, the Seigneurs de Châtillon-sur-Marne (who acquired the county of Saint-Pol in northern France by marrying the heiress in 1196), the Seigneurs de Conflans, the Seigneurs de Coucy, the Seigneur de Dampierre-sur-l'Aube (who inherited Bourbon and the county of Flanders in the early 13th century), the Seigneurs de Hierges, the Seigneurs de Joinville (later appointed to the hereditary office of seneschal of the county of Champagne), the Seigneurs de Ligny (of the family of the counts of Luxembourg) who later became comtes de Ligny, whose castle was originally situated in the county of Bar, under imperial jurisdiction, but was transferred to the kingdom of France in the 13th century, the Seigneurs de Ramerupt (who succeeded as Comtes de Roucy in northern France in the late 11th century), and the Seigneurs de Villehardouin.  A useful listing of names of nobles in the county of Champagne is provided by a charter dated [25] Dec 1214 which records that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared joint succession of sons of his vassals[10].  The document names thirty vassals, most of whose families are shown in the present document.  Another list of senior nobility in Champagne is provided by the charter dated 1212 under which members of the nobility confirmed the decision by Blanche Ctss de Champagne to allow succession of fiefs in the female line by charter dated 1212[11]

 

Champagne produced many noble adventurers who found fortune in the crusader kingdoms in the Levant.  Baudouin de Rethel played an active role in the First Crusade, was rewarded for his service with the county of Edessa to the east of Cilician Armenia, and succeeded as king of Jerusalem in 1118.  The comtes de Brienne provided one king of Jerusalem (Jean de Brienne, who subsequently also became emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople), an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of Sicily, and a duke of Athens in the early 14th century.  The Seigneurs de Hierges also established themselves in the kingdom of Jerusalem soon after the First Crusade, but the family's career was cut short when Manassès de Hierges, ex-Constable of the kingdom of Jerusalem, was ignominiously required to return to the west as the price for obtaining his release from Turkish captivity in 1154.  The Seigneurs de Villehardouin provided the famous chronicler, and also became princes of Achaia in mainland Greece in the early 13th century. 

 

The marriage in 1284 of Jeanne Queen of Navarre and the future Philippe IV "le Bel" King of France marked the point at which the county of Champagne was effectively transferred into the domaine royale of the Capetian kings.  

 

 

 

 

Chapter 1.    COMTES de CHAMPAGNE

 

HENRI de Blois, son of THIBAUT IV Comte de Blois & his wife Mathilde von Sponheim [Carinthia] (1126-Troyes 17 Mar 1181, bur Troyes, Saint-Etienne).  "Teobaudus Blesensis comes" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1139 with the consent of "Matildis comitissa uxor mee et Henricus filius meus"[12].  He left France with King Louis VII in Jun 1147 on the Second Crusade[13].  He succeeded his father in 1152 as HENRI I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  During his rule, Champagne became a centre of commerce.  He was one of the most respected counsellors of the king of France.  "Henricus Trecensium comes palatinus" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1154[14].  He left France on crusade once more in 1179, with Philippe Count of Flanders.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1181 of "comes Henricus Trecensis" after returning from overseas[15].  Robert of Torigny records the death in 1182 of "Henricus comes Trecensis" and the succession of "Henricus filius eius natus ex filia Ludovici regis Francorum"[16].  The necrology of the abbey of Mores records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "comes Henricus Trecensis"[17].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "Henricus comes Campanie"[18].  The necrology of Saint-Loup, Troyes records the death "17 Mar 1180" (presumably O.S.) of "Henricus comes Trecenses"[19].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "17 Mar" of "comes Henricus Campanie"[20].  The Livre d'Anniversaires of Chartres cathedral records the death "XVI Kal Apr" of "Henrici comitis Trecensi"[21]

m (1164) MARIE de France, daughter of LOUIS VII King of France & his first wife Eléonore d’Aquitaine (1145-3 or 11 Mar 1198, bur Cathedral of Meaux, Seine-et-Marne).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Mariam comitissam Trecensum et Aelidem comitissam Blesensem" as the two daughters of "regi Francie Ludovico" and his wife "Alienor Guilielmi filia comits Pictavorum et Aquitanie ducis"[22].  Her parentage is confirmed by Matthew Paris, who specifies that Marie was the older sister and married the older brother "Henricus filius magni comitis Theodbaldi Flandrensis", although he does not state her name[23].  She was regent of Champagne during the absence of her husband on Crusade 1179-1181, during the minority of her son Henri II 1181-1187, during the latter's absence on Crusade 1190-1197, and during the minority of her grandson Thibaut III 1197-1198.  She was the author of “le Lai du Chèvrefeuille”, and made her court a literary centre.  Philippe d'Alsace Count of Flanders sought to marry her in 1184.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death in 1198 of "comitissa Maria Campaniensis"[24].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "V Non Mar" of "Maria Trecensis comitissa"[25].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "4 Mar" of "Maria Trecensis comitissa, regis Francorum filia"[26]

Comte Henri & his wife had four children:

1.         HENRI (29 Jul 1166-Acre 10 Sep 1197).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricus et Theobaldus" as sons of "comes Henricus Trecensis" & his wife[27].  William of Tyre (Continuator) names him and specifies that he was nephew of Philippe II King of France[28].  He succeeded his father in 1181 as HENRI II Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  Robert of Torigny records the death in 1182 of "Henricus comes Trecensis" and the succession of "Henricus filius eius natus ex filia Ludovici regis Francorum"[29].  He ruled under the regency of his mother during his minority 1181-1186.  He left on the Third Crusade and was in command of the siege operations at Acre in 1190[30].  After the murder of Corrado di Monferrato, Comte Henri hurried to Tyre, where he was acclaimed as the suitable candidate to marry Corrado's widow the heiress of the kingdom of Jerusalem, and within two days his betrothal was announced[31].  He succeeded in 1192 as HENRI King of Jerusalem, by right of his wife, but was never crowned king[32].  Together with Richard I King of England, he signed a five year peace treaty with Saladin 2 Sep 1192, under which the coastal towns as far south as Jaffa were ceded to the Christians who were also given the right to visit the holy places in Jerusalem[33].  He appointed Jean of Ibelin as Constable of Jerusalem in 1194, considering that Amaury de Lusignan had forfeited the post after being arrested for supporting the Pisan revolt in Tyre[34].  Following the succession of Amaury de Lusignan as Lord of Cyprus in 1194, the two parties planned an alliance, sealed by the betrothal of Amaury's three young sons to Comte Henri's three young daughters[35].  Comte Henri died after accidentally falling through a window in his palace at Acre[36].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "VIII Id Sep" of "Henricus comes Campanie"[37]Betrothed (1179) to ISABELLE de Hainaut, daughter of BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut [later BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders] & his wife Marguerite de Flandres [later Marguerite I Ctss of Flanders] (Valenciennes 23 Apr 1170-Paris 15 Mar 1190, bur Notre Dame, Paris).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the betrothal in 1179 of "Elizabeth filia comitis Hanoniensis" and "Henrico filio comitis Trecensis"[38]Betrothed (1181, contract broken [1187]) to YOLANDE de Flandre, daughter of BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders [BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut] & his wife Marguerite Ctss of Flanders ([1175]-Constantinople 24 or 26 Aug 1219).  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the marriage in 1181 of "Yolandem Balduini comitis Hanoniensis filiam" and "Henricus primus comitis Campanensis filius"[39], but this was presumably only a betrothal as such a marriage is unrecorded elsewhere.  According to Gade[40], Henri II Comte de Champagne was still betrothed to a daughter of Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut when his betrothal to Ermesinde de Namur was arranged.  Presumably this was Yolande.  Betrothed (1187, broken 1190) to ERMENSENDE de Namur, daughter of HENRI "l'Aveugle" Comte de Luxembourg et de Namur & his second wife Agnes van Gelre (Jul 1186-17 Feb 1247).  This betrothal was arranged by Henri Comte de Namur et de Luxembourg in order to guarantee a suitably strong protector for his infant daughter in light of his dispute with Baudouin V Comte de Hainaut regarding the eventual succession to his counties, but the arrangement was discontinued after the 1190 imperial decision in favour of Comte Baudouin[41]m (5 May 1192) as her third husband, ISABELLE of Jerusalem, widow firstly of HONFROY [IV] of Toron, and secondly of CORRADO Marchese di Monferrato, daughter of AMAURY I King of Jerusalem & his second wife Maria Komnene (1172-[May 1206]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Isabella" as wife of "comes Campaniensis Henricus…comes et princeps…in Acra"[42].  She married fourthly (Apr/Oct 1198) Amaury King of Cyprus and Jerusalem, and was crowned [Jan] 1198 at Acre as ISABELLE Queen of Jerusalem with her fourth husband.  Comte Henri II & his wife had three children: 

-        KINGS of JERUSALEM.  

2.         MARIE de Champagne ([1174]-Jerusalem 9 Aug 1204)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names the two daughters of "comitissa Maria Campaniensis" as "Colatiam uxorem comitis Guilelmi Matisconensis et Mariam uxorem comitis Balduini Flandrensis"[43].  The Chronicon Hanoniense records the betrothal in 1179 of "filia comitis Henrici Maria" and "filium [comitis Flandrie] Theobaldum", the latter presumably being an error for "Balduinum"[44].  William of Tyre (Continuator) specifies that the sister of Henri II Comte de Champagne was married to comte Baudouin, later emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople[45].  The Flandria Generosa names "Maria sorore Theobaldi Campaniæ comitis" as wife of Count Baudouin[46].  She visited Palestine in 1204 en route to join her husband in Constantinople, received homage from Bohémond IV Prince of Antioch at Acre[47], but died soon after at Jerusalem.  According to Sturdza, she assumed that she was rejoining her husband in Palestine not knowing of the crusade's diversion to Constantinople and his election as emperor[48].  The Flandria Generosa specifies that she died at "Acharon"[49]m (Betrothed 1179, 6 Jan 1186) BAUDOUIN de Flandre, son of BAUDOUIN V Comte de Hainaut [BAUDOUIN VIII Count of Flanders] & his wife Marguerite Ctss of Flanders (Jul 1171-in prison in Bulgaria 11 Jun 1205).  He succeeded his mother in 1194 as BAUDOUIN IX Count of Flanders, and his father in 1195 as BAUDOUIN VI Comte de Hainaut.  He was crowned as BAUDOUIN I Emperor of Constantinople 16 May 1204. 

3.         SCHOLASTIQUE de Champagne (-1219).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names the two daughters of "comitissa Maria Campaniensis" as "Colatiam uxorem comitis Guilelmi Matisconensis et Mariam uxorem comitis Balduini Flandrensis"[50].  “Scolastica Viennensis et Matisconensis” donated property to “abbatia Miratorii” where she chose to be buried, with the consent of “mariti mei Guillelmi et filiorum meorum Girardi et Henrici”, by charter dated 23 Dec 1208[51]m as his second wife, GUILLAUME IV Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne, son of GERAUD I Comte de Mâcon et de Vienne [Bourgogne-Comté] & his wife Maurette de Salins (-1224).

4.         THIBAUT de Champagne (13 May 1179-24/25 May 1201, bur Troyes Saint-Etienne).  William of Tyre (Continuator) names him and specifies that he was brother of Henri II Comte de Champagne[52].  He succeeded his brother in 1197 as THIBAUT III Comte de Champagne et de Brie. 

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THIBAUT de Champagne, son of HENRI I "le Libéral" Comte de Champagne & his wife Marie de France (13 May 1179-24/25 May 1201, bur Troyes Saint-Etienne).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Henricus et Theobaldus" as sons of "comes Henricus Trecensis" & his wife[53].  He succeeded his brother in 1197 as THIBAUT III Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  Villehardouin records that "Thibaut Comte de Champagne et de Brie" was "a young man of only twenty-two" in 1199 when he vowed to take the cross at a tournament at his castle of Ecri on the Aisne in Nov 1199, inspired by the preaching of Foulques de Neuilly, and that he was accepted as leader of the movement for the Fourth Crusade[54].  The Continuator of William of Tyre records that he died suddenly before preparations for departure were complete[55].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1201…in Campania circa Pentecostem" of "comes Theobaldus anno etatis eius 25" and his burial next to his father in "Trecis in ecclesia sancti Stephani"[56].  The obituary of Boulancourt records the death 25 May of Thibaut III Comte de Champagne[57].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "IX Kal Jun" of "Theobaldus comes Campanie"[58].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "25 Mai" of "Theobaldus comes, iuvenis, filius comitis Henrici huius ecclesie fundatoris"[59].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "VIII Kal Jun" of "Theobaldus comes Campanie palatinus"[60]

m (1 Jul 1199) Infanta doña BLANCA de Navarra, daughter of don SANCHO VI "el Sabio" King of Navarre & his wife Infanta doña Sancha de Castilla (-12/14 Mar 1229).  The Nobiliario of Pedro Conde de Barcelos names "D. Berenguela Reina d’Ingalterra, D. Blanca, D. Constança que murio en Arouca" as the daughters of "Sancho Rey de Navarra"[61].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Blancham sororis regis Navarreorum" as wife of "Theobaldus frater [comitis Campaniensis Henrici]"[62].  She was regent of Champagne 1201-1222 during the minority of her son.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1229 pridie Id Mar" of "comitissa Blancha Campaniensis"[63].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "12 Mar" of "Blancha comitissa Trecensis palatina"[64]

Comte Thibaut III & his wife had two children:

1.         daughter (1200-).  Villehardouin records that the wife of Comte Thibaut "had borne him a little daughter and was about to bear a son" when her husband died[65]

2.         THIBAUT de Champagne (Pamplona 3 May 1201-Pamplona 8 Jul 1253, bur Pamplona)Villehardouin records that the wife of Comte Thibaut "had borne him a little daughter and was about to bear a son" when her husband died[66].  He succeeded his father in 1201 as THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" joined his [maternal] uncle in Navarre in 1225[67].  He succeeded his maternal uncle in 1234 as TEOBALDO I "le Grand" King of Navarre

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Comte Thibaut III had one illegitimate child by an unknown mistress: 

3.          GUILLAUME (-29 Dec ----).  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "IV Kal Jan" of "Guillelmus frater illustris regis Navarrie thesaurarius hujus ecclesie"[68]., the same necrology recording the death of "Theobaldus illustris rex Navarre et comes Campanie" which must refer to King Teobaldo I, Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne.  If this entry relates to Guillaume illegitimate son of King Teobaldo I, who was Bishop of Pamplona, it would presumably have referred to his bishopric not just the junior post of thesaurarius. 

 

 

THIBAUT de Champagne, son of THIBAUT III Comte de Champagne & his wife Infanta doña Blanca de Navarra (Pamplona 3 May 1201-Pamplona 8 Jul 1253, bur Pamplona).  Villehardouin records that the wife of Comte Thibaut "had borne him a little daughter and was about to bear a son" when her husband died[69].  He succeeded his father in 1201 as THIBAUT IV Comte de Champagne et de Brie.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" joined his [maternal] uncle in Navarre in 1225[70].  He succeeded his maternal uncle in 1234 as TEOBALDO I "le Grand" King of Navarre.  He answered the call of Pope Gregory IX for a Crusade in 1239, and led a French contingent which landed at Acre 1 Sep 1239.  William of Tyre (Continuator) names "Tiebaut li rois de Navarre qui estoit cuens de Champaigne" among those who took part in the crusade from France which landed at Acre in 1239[71].  He marched south to attack the Egyptian outposts of Ascalon and Gaza, where they were defeated.  He returned to Europe in Sep 1240[72].  The necrology of Sens cathedral records the death "Kal Mai" of "Theobaldus illustris rex Navarre et comes Campanie"[73].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "11 Jul" of "Theobaldus rex Navarre, Campanie et Brie comes palatinus"[74].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "Id Iul…apud Pampilonam" in 1253 of "Teobaldus…rex Navarre et comes palatinus Campanie atque Brie" and his burial in Pamplona[75]

[76]Betrothed (1219) MARGARET of Scotland, daughter of WILLIAM I "the Lion" King of Scotland & his wife Ermengarde de Beaumont (1193-1259, bur Church of the Black Friars, London). 

m firstly (mid-May 1220, repudiated 1222) as her second husband, GERTRUD von Dagsburg, widow of THIBAUT I Duke of Lorraine, daughter of ALBERT II Graf von Dagsburg & his wife Gertrud von Baden ([May 1205/mid-1206]-before 19 Mar 1225).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage in 1220 of "Gertrudem comitissam de Daburc [relictam Theobaldi iuvenis dux Lotharingie]" and "iuvenis comes Theobaldus Campaniensis" and their separation two years later on grounds of consanguinity[77].  Richer records that "ducem Lotoringie Theobaldum" was married to "filiam comitis de Daxporc", that he inherited the county through her, that after her first husband died she married "comes…Campanie adhuc adolescens" who in his turn inherited the county, that she was repudiated for sterility by her second husband and married thirdly "comiti de Lignigne", and that after the couple's death soon afterwards there were no heirs to her county which (including "castra…Hernestem et Turquestem, et…opida…Albam et Saleborc") was annexed by "Metensis episcopus Iohannes" but that "frater…dicti comitis defuncti" captured "castrum Daxporc"[78].  She married thirdly (1224 before Sep) Simon von Leiningen

m secondly (1222) AGNES de Beaujeu, daughter of GUICHARD [IV] “le Grand” Seigneur de Beaujeu & his wife Sibylle de Hainaut [Flanders] (-11 Jul 1231, bur Clairvaux).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the second marriage of "Theobaldus comes Campaniensis" and "Agnetem sororem Humberti filiam Wichardi de Belloioco"[79].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the death "1231 V Id Jul" of "Agnes comitissa Campanie" and her burial "in Clarevalle in capella comitis Flandrie matris sue avunculi"[80]

[81]Betrothed (1231) to YOLANDE de Bretagne, daughter of PIERRE Duke of Brittany & his first wife Alix de Thouars (in Brittany end 1218-château de Bouteville 10 Oct 1272, bur Villeneuve-les-Nantes, église abbatiale de Notre Dame). 

m thirdly (contract Mar 1232, 22 Sep 1232) MARGUERITE de Bourbon, daughter of ARCHAMBAUD [VIII] "le Grand" Seigneur de Bourbon [Dampierre] & his first wife Guigone de Forez (-Provins, Brie 12 Apr 1256, bur Clairval).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage of "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" and "Margaretam filiam Erchenbaldi de Borbona"[82].  The contract of marriage between “Theobaldus Campanie et Brie comes palatinus” and “Archambaldus dominus Borbonii…Margarita filia” is dated Mar 1232[83].  She was regent of Champagne and Navarre 1253-1256 during the minority of her son.  “Marguerite…royne de Navarre, de Champaigne et de Brye conteste palatine” settled a dispute between “les nobles barons Jehan conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins…et Thiebaut conte de Barz” by charter dated 3 Nov 1254[84].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "29 Mar" of "Margarita regina Navarre"[85].  The necrology of the Chapelle Saint-Blaise, Provins records the death on 29 Mar of "Margarita regina"[86].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "II Id Apr…apud Privignum" in 1256 of "Margarita…regina Navarre, commitissa Canpanie atque Brie" and her burial in "apud Claram vallem"[87]

Comte Thibaut IV & his second wife had one child:

1.         BLANCHE de Champagne (before 19 Jan 1225-Château de Hédé, Ille-et-Vilaine 11 Aug 1283, bur Hennebont, Morbihan, Abbaye cistercienne de Notre Dame de la Joie).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Agnes comitissa Campanie" left an only daughter but does not name her[88].  “O Meranie dux, comes Burgundie palatinus et…Beatrix uxor eius” agreed with “Theobaldum Campanie et Brye comitem palatinum” the marriage of “Othonem filium nostrum” and “Blancham filiam ipsius Theobaldi comiti Campanie” by charter dated 19 Jan 1225[89].  She was Infanta doña BLANCA de Navarra from her father's accession to the throne of Navarre in 1234.  The marriage contract between “P. dux Britannie comes Richerimontis…Johanni de Britannia filio nostro” and “Theobaldus…rex Navarre, Campanie et Brie comes palatinus…filiam suam domiscellam Blancham” is dated 16 Jan 1236[90].  She founded the Abbaye de la Joie near Hennebont [1270], where she was later buried.  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "IV Id Sep" of "Blancha comitissa Britannie"[91]Betrothed (19 Jan 1225) to OTTO de Bourgogne, son of OTTO I Duke of Merano, Comte Palatin de Bourgogne [Andechs] & his first wife Beatrix de Bourgogne-Comté (-Burg Niesten 19 Jun 1248, bur Langheim).  He succeeded his father in 1234 as Comte Palatin de Bourgogne, Duke of Merano.  m (contract Château-Thierry, Aisne 16 Jan 1236) JEAN de Bretagne, son of PIERRE I "Mauclerc" Duke of Brittany, Earl of Richmond & his first wife Alix de Thouars Dss of Brittany (1217-Château de l'Isle, Férel, Morbihan 8 Oct 1286, bur Prières, église abbatiale de Notre Dame).  On his marriage, his father-in-law declared Jean his heir in Navarre, even if he subsequently had a male heir.  After his majority, he swore allegiance to Louis IX King of France at Paris 16 Nov 1237 as JEAN I "le Roux" Duke of Brittany.  He renounced his rights to Navarre in favour of his brother-in-law Teobaldo II King of Navarre, by agreement in 1254. 

King Teobaldo I & his third wife had six children:

2.         ELEONORE de Champagne ([1233]-young).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

3.         THIBAUT de Champagne, Infante don TEOBALDO de Navarra (1239-Trapani, Sicily 4 Dec 1270, bur Provins, église des Cordeliers)The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the birth in 1239 of "regi Navarre filius" but does not name him[92].  He succeeded his father in 1253 as THIBAUT V Comte de Champagne et de Brie, TEOBALDO II "el Joven" King of Navarre.  He died on returning from the crusade in Tunis.  The necrology of the Chapelle Saint-Blaise, Provins records the death on 4 Dec of "Theobaldus rex Navarre fundator noster"[93].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "Non Dec…apud Trapanam" in 1270 of "Theobaldus secundus…rex Navarre et comes palatinus Campanie adque Brie" and his burial "apud Privignum"[94]m (Melun, Seine-et-Marne 6 Apr 1258) ISABELLE de France, daughter of LOUIS IX King of France & his wife Marguerite de Provence (2 or 18 Mar 1242-Hyères near Marseille 27 Apr 1271, bur Provins, église des Cordeliers).  She died on returning from the crusade in Tunis.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "22 Apr" of "Ysabellis quondam regine Navarre…regis Francorum filia"[95].  The "Corónicas" Navarras record the death "XV Kal Mai…apud Yeras" in 1271 of "Helisabet…regina Navarre et comitissa Campanie atque Brie" and her burial "in monasterio…Barra"[96]Mistress (1)doña MARQUESA Gil de Rada, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her name and her relationship with King Teobaldo has not been identified.  King Teobaldo II had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1):

a)         doña MARQUESA de Navarra (-after 1303).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (before 1276) as his second wife, don PEDRO Fernández Barón de Hijar, illegitimate son of don JAIME I “el Conquistador” King of Aragon & his mistress doña Berenguela Fernández ([1245/49]-[1297]).   

4.         MARGUERITE de Champagne, Infanta doña MARGARETA de Navarra ([1240]-3 Oct 1307, bur église des Précheresses, Nancy)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   She renounced her rights over the county of Champagne shortly after her marriage, renewing the declaration 20 Mar 1273[97].  She founded the convent of the Clarissans at Neufchâteau in 1297.  m (contract 6 Jun 1249, 10 Jul 1255) FERRY III Duke of Lorraine, son of MATHIEU II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Catherine van Limburg (early 1240-31 Dec 1302, bur Beaupré Abbey). 

5.         PIERRE de Champagne, Infante don PEDRO de Navarra (-22 May 1265).  Señor de Muruzábal.  The necrology of the Chapelle Saint-Blaise, Provins records the death on 22 May of "Petrus filius regis Navarre"[98].  Thibaut V Comte de Champagne donated property to Saint-Quiriace de Provens, to found anniversaries for “...ses frères Pierre et Guillaume”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1270[99]

6.         BEATRICE de Champagne, Infanta doña BEATRIZ de Navarra ([1242]-Château de Villaines-en-Duesmois, Côtes d'Or 1295 after Jul)A charter dated Nov 1258 confirms the marriage between “Hue duc de Bourgoigne” and “Thiebaut…foy de Navarre, de Champaigne et de Brie cuens palatins…demoiselle Biatrix nostre serour[100].  Dame de l'Isle-sous-Montréal.  She renounced any claim to the succession of her brother 2 Sep 1273.  After her husband died, she retired to the château de l'Isle-sur-Serein.  She quarrelled with her stepson Robert Duke of Burgundy, and asked for protection from Philippe II "Auguste" King of France.  m (contract Nov 1258) as his second wife, HUGUES IV Duke of Burgundy, son of EUDES III Duke of Burgundy & his second wife Alix Dame de Vergy (9 Mar 1213-château de VillaInés-en-Duesmois, Côtes d'Or 27 or 30 Oct 1272, bur Abbaye de Cîteaux). 

7.         HENRI de Champagne, Infante don ENRIQUE de Navarra (-Pamplona 22 Jul 1274, bur Pamplona)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He succeeded his brother in 1270 as HENRI III Comte de Champagne et de Brie, ENRIQUE I King of Navarre.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "23 Jul" of "Henricus rex Navarre"[101]m (Melun, Seine-et-Marne 1269) as her first husband, BLANCHE d'Artois, daughter of ROBERT I Comte d’Artois [Capet] & his wife Mathilde [Mahaut] de Brabant (1248-Paris 2 May 1302).  Regent of Navarre, during the minority of her daughter Juana Queen of Navarre, whose marriage with the future Philippe IV King of France she agreed at Orléans May 1275.  She married secondly (27 Jul/29 Oct 1276) Edmund “Crouchback” of England Earl of Lancaster, who was also Regent of Champagne and Navarre 1275-1283.  The Chronicle of Thomas Wykes records the marriage in 1275 of “dominus Edmundus frater domini regis Anglorum” and “dominam reginam Naveriæ[102]Mistress (1): --- Lacarra, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her name and her relationship with King Teobaldo has not been identified.  King Enrique I & his wife had two children: 

a)         THIBAUT de Champagne, Infante don TEOBALDO de Navarra (-1273).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

b)         JEANNE de Champagne, Infanta doña JUANA de Navarra (Bar-sur-Seine 14 Jan 1273-Château de Vincennes 31 Mar or 2 Apr 1305, bur Paris église des Cordeliers)The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   She succeeded her father in 1274 as JEANNE Ctss de Champagne et de Brie, JUANA Queen of Navarre, Ctss de Bigorre.  After her marriage, she continued to govern Champagne personally, her husband governing Navarre.  m (Paris, Notre Dame 16 Aug 1284) PHILIPPE de France, son of Philippe III King of France & his first wife Infanta doña Isabel de Aragón (Fontainebleau 8 Apr/Jun 1268-Fontainebleau 29 Nov 1314, bur église de l'Abbaye royale de Saint-Denis).  He succeeded 1284 by right of his wife as FELIPE I King of Navarre, Comte de Champagne.  He succeeded his father 1285 as PHILIPPE IV "le Bel" King of France.  Crowned Notre-Dame de Reims 6 Jan 1286.  

King Enrique I had one illegitimate child by Mistress (1): 

c)          JUAN Enríquez de Lacarra (-1323).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

-        ENRÍQUEZ de LACARRA

King Teobaldo I had four illegitimate children by unknown mistresses: 

8.          doña MARGARITA [Inés] de Navarra The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   m (before 15 Jul 1243) as his second wife, don ÁLVARO Pérez de Azagra Señor de Albarracín, son of don PEDRO Fernández de Azagra & his wife --- .

9.          don GUILLERMO de Navarra ([1225 or after]-30 Dec before 1267).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "comes Campaniensis Theobaldus" had "filium nomine Guillelmum bastardum", dating the event to "quo tempore rex"[103].  As the same passage records the arrival of Thibaut in Navarre to join his uncle in 1225, it is assumed that "quo tempore rex" is intended to mean "during the time his uncle was king" rather than "while he [Thibaut] was king".  The marriage dates of the illegitimate daughters of Thibaut indicate that they must have been born before his accession, which also suggests that this interpretation of the phrase in the Chronicle is correct.  The Chronicle also adds in the same passage that "episcopus Pampelone" was "frater uterinus eiusdem bastardi", giving a clue to the identity of the mother of Guillermo.  Thibaut V Comte de Champagne donated property to Saint-Quiriace de Provens, to found anniversaries for “...ses frères Pierre et Guillaume”, by charter dated 17 Jun 1270[104].  

10.       doña ELIDA de Navarra (-[1242]).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.   Maybe m (contract Mar 1238[105]) as his first wife, don ÁLVARO Pérez de Azagra Señor de Albarracín, son of don PEDRO Fernández de Azagra & his wife ---.

11.       doña BERENGUELA de Navarra .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Prioress of San Pedro de Ribas.

 

 

The precise relationship between the following person and Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne has not yet been ascertained: 

1.         --- (-killed Orléans 1236).  Matthew Paris records "nepos comitis Campaniæ scilicet regis Navariæ" among those who were killed at Orléans in 1236 during disturbances[106]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 2.    BAR-sur-AUBE

 

 

 

A.      COMTES de BAR-sur-AUBE

 

 

The county of Bar-sur-Aube lay east of the county of Troyes, having evolved from the pagus Barrensis within the ecclesiastical diocesis of Langres.  It covered the same territory as the ecclesiastical doyenné of Bar-sur-Aube[107].  A charter dated 22 Sep 829 in the cartulary of Montiérender refers to "res…in pago Barrense" and is dated "Barrense castro sive ad Morimunt"[108].  No record has been found of any comtes de Bar-sur-Aube before the early 11th century, although the castle referred to in the 829 document was presumably governed by a series of comtes or vicomtes about whom no information has survived.  The first records of comtes de Bar-sur-Aube are dated to the early 11th century, but the county passed by marriage to the comtes de Valois in the mid-11th century.  After the death of Raoul [III] Comte de Valois, who had married the heiress of Bar-sur-Aube, the county passed to Thibaut III Comte de Blois.  As discussed further in the document CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY, there is some doubt whether Comte Thibaut III was the son-in-law of Comte Raoul [III].  In the absence of a family relationship, his justification for acquiring Bar-sur-Aube is unclear.  One of his first acts was to confirm the donations to the abbey of Saint-Claude made by the earlier comtes de Bar-sur-Aube: "Teubaldus comes", at the request of "domni Symonis comitis", confirmed donations of property "in terra Barrensi" made by "comes Notcherius et Rodulphus et Symon comes" by charter dated 1076[109].  Unfortunately the document makes no mention of the relationship between the parties. 

 

The county of Bar-sur-Aube remained in the possession of the family of the comtes de Blois and comtes de Champagne throughout the medieval period, although Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Barrum super Albam...”, by bull dated [1105][110].  In the mid-19th century, Henri d’Arbois de Jubainville studied the history of Bar-sur-Aube during the period of governance by the comtes de Champagne and, in his introduction, also summarises the county’s previous history[111].  Details concerning the family of the first known comtes de Bar-sur-Aube are included in the Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, which is based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude[112]

 

 

1.         ACHARD de la Ferté-sur-Aube .  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "Achardi" as the ancestor of the comtes de Bar-sur-Aube who are set out below, stating that he was "genere Normannum" and that he founded "Firmitatis ad Albam" {La Ferté-sur-Aube}[113]m [ACHARDIA], daughter of ---.  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois names "Achardia" as the wife of "Achardi"[114].  The name is improbable, as the feminine version of her husband’s name.  Achard & his wife had two children: 

a)         NOCHER [I] (-after 1011).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Achardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[115]Comte de Bar-sur-Aube.  "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 1011, subscribed by " Fulco episcopus Sessionis civitatis, Beraldi nepotis eius, Notcherii comitis, Notcherii filii eius, Adelise comitisse"[116]m ([992]) [as her second husband,] ADELISA, [widow of GUY Comte de Soissons,] daughter of [GILBERT/GISELBERT Comte & his wife ---].  "…Notcherii comitis, Notcherii filii eius, Adelise comitisse" subscribed the charter dated 1011 under which "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny[117].  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Nocherius seu Nocherus, Achardi filius" married in 992 "Alaidem comitissam Suessionensem, filiam comitis Gilberti, viduam Guidonis Viromanduensis, et matrem Rainaudi comitis Suessionensem"[118].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[119], she was Adelisa Ctss de Soissons, daughter of Guy Comte de Soissons & his wife ---.  It is uncertain which version is correct, but as noted below under Renaud Comte de Soissons there are indications that the Acta Sanctorum version provides a more credible explanation of events.  Nocher [I] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          NOCHER [II] (-[1019/40]).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "alius Nocherius, Wido…clericus, frater eius" as the two sons of "Nocherius comes Suessionem"[120]Comte de Bar-sur-Aube

-         see below

ii)         GUY .  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "alius Nocherius, Wido…clericus, frater eius" as the two sons of "Nocherius comes Suessionem"[121]

iii)        [RENAUD [I] (-1057).  Comte de Soissons.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[122], Renaud was the possible son of Nocher Comte de Bar-sur-Aube & his wife Adelisa Ctss de Soissons.  This is consistent with the same source stating that Nocher’s wife was the daughter, not the widow, of Guy Comte de Soissons, but the primary source (if any) on which the information is based has not been identified.  On the other hand, the Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Nocherius seu Nocherus, Achardi filius" married in 992 "Alaidem comitissam Suessionensem, filiam comitis Gilberti, viduam Guidonis Viromanduensis, et matrem Rainaudi comitis Suessionensem"[123].  As Renaud named his son Guy, it appears more likely that the Acta Sanctorum version is correct.] 

-         COMTES de SOISSONS.] 

b)         FOULQUES (-1015 or after).  "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny by charter dated 1011[124]Bishop of Soissons 995/1015. 

c)         [son/daughter .  One parent of Béraud and his supposed sister may either have been Nocher [I] Comte de Bar-sur-Seine or an otherwise unrecorded brother or sister, assuming that the word "nepotis" is used in its strict sense of nephew in the charter which is quoted below.]  m ---.  [Two] children: 

i)          BERAUD (-1052).  "Fulco episcopus Sessionis civitatis, Beraldi nepotis eius…" subscribed a charter dated 1011 under which "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" donated property to the abbey of Flavigny[125].  Archdeacon at Langres before 1015.  Provost at Langres 1018.  Bishop of Soissons 1019.  The necrology of Soissons records the death “VI Kal Nov” of “Beroldus episcopus” and his donation of “villa...Cala et clausum ad vinum solvendum in Bistisiaco[126].] 

ii)         [daughter .  "Humbertus archidiaconus…avunculus meus Beraldus archidiaconus" donated property to Cluny by charter dated to [15 Feb 1023][127] which, if avunculus is used in its strict sense, indicates that the mother of archdeacon Humbert was the sister of archdeacon Béraud.  m HENRI Seigneur de Vergy, [illegitimate son of HENRI Duke of Burgundy & his mistress ---] (-before 1023).] 

 

 

NOCHER [II], son of NOCHER [I] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube & his wife Adelisa --- (-[1019/40]).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "alius Nocherius, Wido…clericus, frater eius" as the two sons of "Nocherius comes Suessionem"[128].  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1011 under which "Fulchone Suessionis episcopo ac comite Notcherio fratribus" supported a donation by "Vualterius Eduorum…episcopus" of property to the abbey of Flavigny, subscribed by "…Notcherii comitis, Notcherii filii eius, Adelise comitisse"[129]Comte de Bar-sur-Aube

m ---.  The name of Nocher’s wife is not known. 

Nocher [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         AELIS ([1020/25]-11 Sep 1053).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Achardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[130].  Considering the date of her first marriage, and that she had several children by her fourth husband, it is unlikely that Aelis was born before [1020/25].  Ctss de Bar-sur-Aube.  Her marital history is recorded in the Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois: after the death of her first husband, "Rodulfus comes Calvimontis Vallis Cassini" [identified as her future fourth husband] visited "castellum Barri" who proposed marriage, the ceremony to take place after his return from a pilgrimage to Rome, but as the proposal displeased "primoribus terræ illius" they married her during Raoul’s absence to "Rainardo comiti de Jooniaco".  After Raoul returned, he besieged "Jooniacum castellum" and abducted Aelis to "castello Firmitatis", wanting to assure himself that she was not pregnant before marrying her.  While there, the inhabitants of Bar-sur-Aube married her again to "Rotgerio de Wangionis ripa", after which Raoul ravaged the countryside until they returned Aelis to him[131].  Her son "Symon comes Barrensium" donated property to the abbey of Molesme for the souls of "parentum suorum Radulfi…comitis et Walterii fratris suis et matris sue Adele" by undated charter[132].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Adala" wife of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" and mother of "Symonem et filiam…Adala", but does not give her origin[133].  "Symon comes Barrensium" donated property to the abbey of Molesme for the souls of "parentum suorum Radulfi…comitis et Walterii fratris suis et matris sue Adele" by undated charter, the entry stating that "Adelina comitissa" died "III Id Sep"[134]m firstly (1040) RENAUD de Semur-en-Brionnais, son of GEOFFROY I Seigneur de Semur & his first wife --- de Brioude.  m secondly ([1040/42], separated) RENARD Comte de Joigny, son of GEOFFROY de Joigny & his wife Alix de Sens.  m thirdly ([1041/43], separated) as his second wife, ROGER [I] avoué de Vignory, son of GUY [I] de Vignory & his wife --- (-before 1057).  m fourthly ([1041/45]) as his first wife, RAOUL [III] Comte de Valois, de Vexin, d'Amiens et de Vitry, son of RAOUL [II] Comte de Valois & his wife Adela de Breteuil (-Péronne 23 Feb or 8 Sep 1074, bur Montdidier, later transferred to Crépy-en-Valois, église collégiale Saint-Arnoul).  The county of Bar-sur-Aube was transmitted to the issue of this fourth marriage. 

2.         ISABELLE .  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "comitissam…Adelhida et Isabel" as the two daughters of Nocher [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube, adding that Isabelle married "Galterius de Clamice" by whom she had "filium Rodulphum" who was strangled "apud Firmitatem jam juvenis"[135]m GAUTHIER de Clamecy, son of ---.  One child: 

a)         RAOUL de Clamecy (-murdered La Ferté-sur-Aube ----).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois, based on an undated manuscript of the abbey of Saint-Claude, names "comitissam…Adelhida et Isabel" as the two daughters of Nocher [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube, adding that Isabelle married "Galterius de Clamice" by whom she had "filium Rodulphum" who was strangled "apud Firmitatem jam juvenis"[136]

 

 

 

B.      VICOMTES de LA FERTE-sur-AUBE

 

 

La Ferté-sur-Aube, now known as Laferté-sur-Aube, is located about 15 kilometres south-east of Bar-sur-Aube, in the canton of Châteauvillain in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne. 

 

 

1.         JOSBERT de La Ferté-sur-Aube (-after 26 Feb 1157).  "...Josbertus de Firmitate super Albam…" witnessed the charter dated 26 Feb 1156 (O.S.) Henri I Comte de Champagne donated property to Montier-la-Celle[137]

 

 

Three brothers: 

1.         --- (-[1201]).  Vicomte de La Ferté-sur-Aube.  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de la Ferté”, dated to [1172], include “li viscontes…à La Ferté [La Ferté-sur-Aube], Estenes ses freres…[138]m [LAURE, daughter of --- (-after [1201]).  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de Bar-sur-Aube”, dated to [1201], include “…Dame Lore liges de la Ferté [La Ferté-sur-Aube] de la part de son seignor…[139].] 

2.         ETIENNE (-after [1172]).  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de la Ferté”, dated to [1172], include “li viscontes…à La Ferté [La Ferté-sur-Aube], Estenes ses freres…[140].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “vicecomes, Stephanus frater eius...Ulricus frater vicecomitis” in Feodum Feritatis[141]

3.         OLRY (-after [1204/10]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “vicecomes, Stephanus frater eius...Ulricus frater vicecomitis” in Feodum Feritatis[142].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...Urricus frater vicecomitis…” in De Feodis Firmitatis[143]Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de la Ferté”, dated to [1201], include “Ourris li freres au viscontes [La Ferté-sur-Aube][144].  Vicomte de la Ferté-sur-Aube.  Vicomte de La Ferté-sur-AubeThe Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Rericus vicecomes...” in De Firmitate[145]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de NULLY

 

 

Nully is located about 15 kilometres north-east of Bar-sur-Aube in the canton of Doulevant-le-Château, in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne. 

 

 

1.         FOULQUES de Sarcelle .  He is named as father of Guy d’Aigremont in the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois Fontaines quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Foulques’s wife is not known.  Foulques & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY d’Aigremeont .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" as husband of “Hescelinam dominam de Mulleio”, daughter of "Holdoinum" [Joinville], and their son "Werricum patrem Galteri de Mulleio"[146]m HESCELINE de Joinville, daughter of HILDUIN de Joinville & his wife ---.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

i)          GUERRY .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Werricum patrem Galteri de Mulleio" as son of "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" and his wife “Hescelinam dominam de Mulleio[147]m ---.  The name of Guerry’s wife is not known.  Guerry & his wife had one child: 

(a)       GAUTHIER de Nully (-after 1174).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galteri de Mulleio" as son of "Werricum", son of "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" and his wife[148]Seigneur de Nully

-         see below.  

 

 

GAUTHIER de Nully, son of GUERRY & his wife --- (-after 1174).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galteri de Mulleio" as son of "Werricum", son of "de Aeromonte…Guido, Fulconis filius de Sarcellis" and his wife[149]Seigneur de Nully.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “…dominus de Nuilli…” in De Barro[150].  Gauthier de Nully donated property to Boulancourt, naming his two sons Vilain and Guillaume, in a charter dated 1174[151].  

m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Gauthier’s wife has not been identified. 

Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

1.         VILAIN [I] de Nully (-killed in battle Asia Minor [1202/04]).  Gauthier de Nully donated property to Boulancourt, naming his two sons Vilain and Guillaume, in a charter dated 1174[152].  Villehardouin names “...Vilains de Nuilli...Guillaumes de Nuilli...” among those who left from Champagne on crusade in 1201[153].  Villehardouin records that part of the army travelled to Antioch “al prince Buimont...princes d’Antioche et cuens de Triple” but that “Vilains de Nuilli...et Giles de Trazeignies et maint altre” were killed[154]m (after 1196) as her second husband, ADA, widow of CLAREMBAUD Seigneur de Noyers, daughter of --- (-after 1196).  "…Ade uxor mee et filiarum mearum Adeline…et Sibylle" consented to the donation by "Clarenbaudus dominus de Noeriis" to the Priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1186[155]Clarembaudus de Noers” donated “prata...de Montet” to Pontigny “mecum...uxor mea Ada et liberi mei et pater meus...et anima Milonis fratris mei”, with the consent of “uxore mea Ada et duabus filiabus meis Odelina et Sibilla, quia tunc alios liberos ad etatem loquendi non habemam”, by charter dated [25 Mar 1186/24 Mar 1187][156]"Clarembaudus de Noiers" donated property to the Knights Hospitallers at Arbonne, naming "germano H….Autissiodorensis episcopo, sue…matri domine Adeline et sue…uxori domine Ade et suo…filio Miloni, sua quoque filia…Adeline", by charter dated 30 Oct 1190 at the siege of Acre[157].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1225 under which “Johannes comes Carnotensis, Montis-Mirelli et Oysiaci dominus” noted that “Elisabeth filia domini Villiani de Nuilliaco, soror Milonis domini Noerii...consanguinea mea” exchanged her rights “in terra de Biia...de capite matris sue que de feodo meo est” with “dicto fratri suo Miloni domino Noerii consanguinis meo” for his rights “in villa de Cosain...in Castelaria de Avalone...[158].  This charter also suggests that the family relationship between Jean [II] de Montmirail Comte de Chartres (see the document PARIS REGION NOBILITY) and both Elisabeth and her half-brother Milon [VII] must have been through their mother.  There are too many possibilities covered by the imprecise term “consanguineus” to speculate sensibly on the exact relationship.  Vilain & his wife had one child: 

a)         ISABELLE de Nully (-after 1225).  “Johannes comes Carnotensis, Montis-Mirelli et Oysiaci dominus” noted that “Elisabeth filia domini Villiani de Nuilliaco, soror Milonis domini Noerii...consanguinea mea” exchanged her rights “in terra de Biia...de capite matris sue que de feodo meo est” with “dicto fratri suo Miloni domino Noerii consanguinis meo” for his rights “in villa de Cosain...in Castelaria de Avalone...”, by charter dated 1225[159]

2.         GUILLAUME de Nully (-after [1202/04]).  Gauthier de Nully donated property to Boulancourt, naming his two sons Vilain and Guillaume, in a charter dated 1174[160].  “Guillermus miles de Nuleio, Achardus de Fronvilla” witnessed the charter dated 1192 under which “Gaufridus Joniville dominus” confirmed the renunciation by his father of “gistum de Landevilla” in favour of the church of Saint-Urbain[161].  Villehardouin names “...Vilains de Nuilli...Guillaumes de Nuilli...” among those who left from Champagne on crusade in 1201[162].  Villehardouin records that part of the army travelled to Antioch “al prince Buimont...princes d’Antioche et cuens de Triple” but that “Renarz de Danpierre et Johans de Vilers et Guillaumes de Nuillis qui colpes n’i avoit [who was blameless]” were captured by the Turks[163]

 

 

1.         GAUTHIER de Nully .  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de Paienz”, dated to [1172], include “Gautiers de Nuilli. Henri son filz le fist por celui…en la pasture de Saint-Memoire…[164]m ---.  The name of Gauthier’s wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had one child: 

a)         HENRI de Nully .  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de Paienz”, dated to [1172], include “Gautiers de Nuilli. Henri son filz le fist por celui…en la pasture de Saint-Memoire…[165]

 

 

1.         VILAIN [II] de Nully .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...Erardus de Nueilli...in Valle Rodionis salva ligeitate Villani de Nueilli…” in Feoda Varia[166]

 

2.         ERARD de Nully .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...Erardus de Nueilli...in Valle Rodionis salva ligeitate Villani de Nueilli…” in Feoda Varia[167]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 3.    BAR-sur-SEINE

 

 

A.      COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (TONNERRE)

 

 

The county of Bar-sur-Seine was located south-east of Troyes, in the present-day French département of Aube.  It lay within the pagus Latiscensis, within the diocese of Langres, co-terminous with the ecclesiastical doyenné of Bar-sur-Seine[168].  From [1046] at least, the county was held by the comtes de Tonnerre.  Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Barrum super Sequanam...”, by bull dated [1105][169].  It was later transmitted to the family of the comtes de Brienne by the marriage of Eustachie, sister of Hugues-Rainard Comte de Tonnerre et de Bar-sur-Seine, and Gauthier [I] Comte de Brienne.  It was inherited by Hugues [IV] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres as a result of his marriage to Petronille, daughter of Milon de Brienne Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  In 1220, the county was sold to the Comte de Champagne by the heirs of the Puiset family. 

 

 

1.         RAOUL .  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon names "miles Rodulfus…de Barrensi castro…et filius ipsius Rainardus"[170]m ---.  The name of Raoul’s wife is not known.  Raoul & his wife had one child: 

a)         RAINARD .  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon names "miles Rodulfus…de Barrensi castro…et filius ipsius Rainardus"[171]same person as…?  RAINARD (-after [997]).  Comte [de Bar-sur-Seine].  "Milo comes…Raynardus comes…" witnessed the charter dated to [992] under which “Umbertus…et mee conjugis…Giberge” donated property "in villa…Curtis-Secreta…in comitatu Tornodorense" to Saint-Michel de Tonnerre[172].  Ernest Petit suggests this co-identity, pointing out that Coussegré was situated in the domaine of Chaource, which in part was a dependency of the county of Bar-sur-Seine[173].  There appears to be no other evidence of the existence of Rainard, son of Raoul, and Bouchard points out that the dating of the charter in question is uncertain[174].  She suggests that it is more likely that "Rainardus comes" was either Rainard Comte de Sens or Rainard Comte de Tonnerre, the son of Ermengardis.  However, the latter suggestion appears incorrect as "Miles comes", who would have been the father of Rainard Comte de Tonnerre, is also named in the [992] charter.  "…Raynardi comitis…Milonis comitis…" subscribed a charter dated to [997] which deals with the property at Coussegré[175]m ---.  The name of Rainard’s wife is not known.  Rainard & his wife had [one possible child]: 

i)          [ERMENGARDE (-after 1018).  Ernest Petit suggests that Ermengarde, wife of Milon [III] Comte de Tonnerre, was the daughter of Rainard and heiress of Bar-sur-Seine[176].  A family connection is indicated by the charter dated to [992/1005] under which “Milo comes Tornodorensis castri” donated property "in villa…Curtis-Secreta" to the monastery of Saint-Michel, with the consent of “coniugis mee Ermengarde et carissimorum filiorum meorum Achardi, Rainardi et Alberici[177], the property being the same as the subject of the [992] charter witnessed by "…Raynardus comes…"[178]m MILO [IV] Comte de Tonnerre, son of --- ([950/65]-1002 or after).] 

 

 

1.         HUGUES RAINARD de Tonnerre, son of MILO [V] Comte de Tonnerre & his wife Aceka --- (-2/3 Apr 1084).  “Milo comes castri Tornodori” donated property to Saint-Michel de Tonnerre, by charter dated 29 Sep 1046, which specifies that after the death of “supradicti Milonis regnante filio eius Hugone…”, signed by “Hugonis qui et Raynardi…comitis…[179].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Tonnerre et Comte de Bar-sur-Seine 1046.  Archdeacon at Langres.  Bishop of Langres 1065. 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (BRIENNE)

 

 

MILON de Brienne, son of GAUTHIER [I] Comte de Brienne et de Bar-sur-Seine & his wife Eustachie Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine [Tonnerre] (-[1126]).  His parentage is confirmed by his undated charter under which "Milo…comes Barris super Sequanam" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius"[180]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Airardus comes Brinensis filius Walterii comitis" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "matre sua Eustachia comitissa et uxore sua [blank], necnon et Milone fratre suo comite de Barro" by charter dated to [1085/1111][181].  A note of a donation by "Hugo comes Trecorum" to "Monasterium Arremari" is included in a charter dated 1113, signed by "Milo comes Barri, Ayrardus frater eius comes Brenie"[182].  “Milo...comes Barri super Sequanam” donated property “apud villam...Capella...et apud...villam...Elmertium” to Molesmes, with the consent of “Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius, Mantia amborum soror”, by charter dated to 1115, witnessed by “Olricus vicecomes, Gaufredus nepos eius...[183].  "Milo comes Barri" donated "castri…Juliaci" to Molesme abbey for a convent, later the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains, by charter dated [1115][184].  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated to [1125 or before], subscribed by "Milonis comitis, Widonis filii eius"[185]

m (before 1103) MATHILDE de Noyers, daughter of MILON [II] Seigneur de Noyers & his wife ---.  1103/16.  "Milo…comes Barris super Sequanam" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius" by undated charter[186].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Comte Milon & his wife had two children: 

1.         GUY de Brienne (-13 Feb ----).  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated to [1125 or before] in which "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named, subscribed by "Milonis comitis, Widonis filii eius"[187]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[188].  The necrology of the abbey of Mores records the death "Pridie Id Feb" of "Guido comes Barrensis"[189]m PETRONILLE-ELISABETH de Chacenay, daughter of ANSERIC [II] de Chacenay & his wife Humbeline [de Troyes] (-[28 Aug] ----).  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[190].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Petronilla, Barri comitissa…pro anima viri sui Widonis et filiorum suorum Milonis et Willelmi"[191].  There is doubt about her name as the cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[192].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  The necrology of Notre-Dame aux Nonnains records the death "28 Aug" of "Petronilla, monacha comitissa Barri"[193], although this entry could refer to her granddaughter.  Comte Guy & his wife had six children: 

a)         MILON de Brienne (-1 Oct 1151).  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[194].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Guido comes Barri super Secanam, filiis suis Milone et Willielmo"[195]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  The cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[196]m (before 1150) as her first husband, AGNES de Baudémont dame de Braine, daughter and heiress of GUY de Baudémont Seigneur de Braine & his wife Alix Dame de Braine (1130-24 Jul 1204, bur Braine, église abbatiale de Saint-Ived).  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Agnes, Barri comitissa…pro anima viri sui comitis Milonis"[197].  The cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated to [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[198].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Agnes Branæ domina" donated property to Saint-Yved de Braine, for the welfare of the souls of "suæ…Milonis mariti sui", by charter dated 1150[199].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Agnes nobilis de Barro super Sequanam" as second wife of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum", specifying that she was "mater comitisse Petronille"[200].  She married secondly (1152) as his second wife, Robert de France Seigneur de Dreux.  "R comes dominus Droc et Bran" donated property to Notre-Dame de la Trappe with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris eius [R patris meis]…comitisse matris mee…et Yolande comitisse uxore mee et liberorum meorum " by charter dated Jul 1212[201], although the document is incorrectly dated assuming that the death date of Agnes is correct as shown above.  Comte Milon & his wife had [two] children: 

i)          PETRONILLE de Brienne (-[16 Mar or 28 Aug] ----).  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "Agnes nobilis de Barro super Sequanam", second wife of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum", as "mater comitisse Petronille"[202], read together with the charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[203].  She succeeded her father as Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[204].  The necrology of Notre-Dame aux Nonnains records the death "28 Aug" of "Petronilla, monacha comitissa Barri"[205], although this entry could refer to her grandmother.  The necrology of Molesme records the death "IV Kal Sep" of "Petronilla comitissa Barri"[206].  The necrology of Saint-Yved de Braine records the death "XVII Kal Apr" of "Petronillæ comitissæ Barri, filiæ comitissæ Branæ"[207]m HUGUES [IV] de Puiset Vicomte de Chartres, son of ERARD [IV] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Heloise de Roucy (-Ardech, England Nov 1189, bur Durham).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[208]

ii)         [MARIE (-18 Oct ----).  The necrology of Saint-Yved de Braine records the death "XV Kal Nov" of "Mariæ filiæ comitissæ Branæ"[209].  No record has been found that Agnes de Baudément Dame de Braine had a daughter named Marie by her second husband Robert de Dreux.  It is therefore possible that this entry refers to a second, otherwise unrecorded, daughter by her first marriage. 

b)         GUILLAUME de Brienne .  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[210].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Guido comes Barri super Secanam, filiis suis Milone et Willielmo"[211]

c)         GUY de Brienne .  "Guido comes Barrensis et uxor eius Hysabel et filii eorum Milo, Guillelmus et Guido" approved an exchange of property between "Salonem" and Pontigny by charter dated 1139[212]

d)         MANASSES de Brienne (-3/4 Apr 1193).  His parentage is given by Alberic de Trois Fontaines[213].  "Manasses comes Barri super Sequanam…Theobaldo fratre meo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charters dated 1164 and [1165], the latter naming "patris mei comitis Milonis"[214].  He was elected Bishop of Langres in 1179.  "Manasses…Lingonensis episcopus" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1180, witnessed by "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri"[215].  He went on the third crusade[216]

e)         THIBAUT de Brienne (-1204 or after, bur Pontigny).  "Manasses comes Barri super Sequanam…Theobaldo fratre meo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charters dated 1164 and [1165], the latter naming "patris mei comitis Milonis"[217].  He is named as brother of Manasses, in a document which also names his wife[218].  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][219].  Seigneur de Champlost.  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[220]m MARGUERITE, daughter of [JACQUES Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Agnes de Brienne] (-after 1204).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the testament of her mother "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][221].  The fact that Marguerite inherited land of her presumed nephew Jacques de Chacenay suggests that she was born from her mother’s first marriage to Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay, but this supposition is not beyond all doubt.  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][222].  She is named in the same document as her husband[223].  Thibaut & his wife had two children: 

i)          PETRONILLE de Brienne (-[Dec 1236/Jan 1237]).  "Guido dominus de Juilly" donated pasturage rights "in finagiis...Barri, Villenove, Merri et Ville super Arciam, Chierrevi..." to Mores, with the consent of “Petronilla uxor mea de cujus hereditate predicta ista movebant et Margareta mater ipsius et Agnes filia eiusdem [...domine Margarete]”, by charter dated 1197[224].  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[225].  Dame de Champlost.  Petronilla domina Chamloti” donated property to Dilo abbey, for the soul of “mariti mei quondam Guidonis de Cappis”, by charter dated Mar 1222 (O.S.)[226]m (before 1197) GUY de Chappes Seigneur de Jully, son of CLEREMBAUD [III] Seigneur de Chappes & his wife Ermengarde --- (-[Nov 1220/Aug 1221]). 

ii)         AGNES de Brienne (-before 1240).  "Guido dominus de Juilly" donated pasturage rights "in finagiis...Barri, Villenove, Merri et Ville super Arciam, Chierrevi..." to Mores, with the consent of “Petronilla uxor mea de cujus hereditate predicta ista movebant et Margareta mater ipsius et Agnes filia eiusdem [...domine Margarete]”, by charter dated 1197[227].  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[228].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  Dame de Bragelogne et de Beugnon.  “Philippus dominus de Plancei” donated a serf to Molesmes, with the consent of “Agnetis uxoris mee”, by charter dated 1220[229].  “Philippus dominus Planceii” confirmed donating “prioratu de Abbatia juxta Planceyum” to Molesmes, with the consent of “Agnete uxore mea et et filiis meis Jacobo, Hugone, Theobaldo, Philippo”, by charter dated 1234[230]m PHILIPPE Seigneur de Plancy, son of --- (-[1234/37]). 

f)          ERMESINDE de Brienne (-1211 or after).  Manassès Bishop of Langres confirmed that "sororem meam dominam Trianguli" ratified donations to Vauluisant made by "bone memorie Ansellus dominus Trianguli" by charter dated to [1185/92][231].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Isabellam relictam domini Anselli de Triangulo, sororis comitis de Barro super Sequanam et episcopi Manasse Lingonensis" as second wife of "comes Barri Theobaldus"[232].  "Ermancia domina de Traignel" judged a dispute by charter dated 1196[233].  "Ermansandis domina Trianguli" issued a charter dated 1200 relating to the wood of Coudroi[234]m firstly as his second wife, ANSEAU [II] Seigneur de Traînel, son of ANSEAU [I] Seigneur de Traînel & his wife Hélisende --- (-[1188/89]).  m secondly (1189, divorced [1195]) as his second wife, THIBAUT de Bar Seigneur de Briey, Steinay and Longwy, son of RENAUD II Comte de Bar & his wife Agnes de Blois ([1160]-12/13 Feb 1214, bur Saint-Mihiel).  He succeeded his brother in 1190 as THIBAUT I Comte de Bar

2.         RENAUD de Brienne (-16 Dec 1150).  Robert of Torigny's De Immutatione Ordinis Monachorum records the death in 1151 of "Reinaldus filius Milonis comitis de Bar super Sequanam" who had been installed as abbot of Molesme[235].  Abbot of Cîteaux 1133. 

 

 

 

C.      COMTES de BAR-sur-SEINE (PUISET)

 

 

HUGUES [IV] du Puiset, son of ERARD [IV] du Puiset Vicomte de Chartres & his wife Heloise de Roucy (-Ardech, England Nov 1189, bur Durham).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified, although it is indicated by the passage from Roger of Hoveden which is quoted below.  Seigneur du Puiset.  Vicomte de Chartres.  Comte de Bar-sur-Seine, de iure uxorisRoger of Hoveden records that “Hugo comes de Bar supra Secanam, nepos Hugonis Dunelmensis episcopi” landed “apud Herterpol”, dated to 1174[236].  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[237]

m PETRONILLE Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine, daughter of MILON Comte de Bar-sur-Seine [Brienne] & his wife Agnes de Baudémont (-[16 Mar or 28 Aug] ----).  Her parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which names "Agnes nobilis de Barro super Sequanam", second wife of "comitem de Brana Robertum domnum", as "mater comitisse Petronille"[238], read together with the charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[239].  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri super Sequanam…Petronilla conjuge sua" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1168, in the presence of "comitis Henrici"[240].  1174.  The necrology of Notre-Dame aux Nonnains records the death "28 Aug" of "Petronilla, monacha comitissa Barri"[241], although this entry could refer to her grandmother.  The necrology of Saint-Yved de Braine records the death "XVII Kal Apr" of "Petronillæ comitissæ Barri, filiæ comitissæ Branæ"[242].  The necrology of Molesme records the death "IV Kal Sep" of "Petronilla comitissa Barri"[243]

Hugues [IV] & his wife had [four] children: 

1.         MILON du Puiset (-Damietta 17/18 Aug 1219).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Apr 1174, naming "Petronilla uxor mea cum liberis meis Milone, Helvide et Margarita"[244]Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  Seigneur du Puiset, Vicomte de Chartres 1190.  Milo comes Barri super Sequanam” confirmed a purchase by the people of Bar, with the consent of “uxoris mee Helissendis”, by charter dated [29 Mar/17 Apr] 1199, witnessed by "Renaudus vicecomes Barri…"[245].  "Gaufridus vicecomes Castriduni" confirmed the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun for the soul of "avi sui Ebrardi" with the consent of "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[246].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1206[247].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[248].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[249].  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins records the death "VII Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri super Seccanam et Gaucherus filius suus"[250].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "XV Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri"[251].  The necrology of Molesme records the death "XV Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri"[252]m (before 1198) as her second husband, HELISENDE de Joigny, widow of JEAN de Montréal Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube, daughter of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adela de Nevers (-28 Apr after 1226).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her first marriage is indicated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[253].  "Johannes de Arcies", leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights to the churches of Escharlis and Fontaine-Jean, with the consent of "Helissanz uxor mea", by charter dated 1189[254].  “Milo comes Barri super Sequanam” confirmed a purchase by the people of Bar, with the consent of “uxoris mee Helissendis”, by charter dated [29 Mar/17 Apr] 1199[255].  "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" consented to the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun confirmed by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[256].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Her first marriage is indicated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[257].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1210, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[258].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[259].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam et Elissendis comitissa et Galaherius filius eorum" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Feb 1218, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[260].  “Helisendis comitissa Barri super Secanam” donated her rights in “domo monachorum de Vilael" to "abbatem…Majoris Monasterii", for the souls of "Milonis mariti mei, comitis Barri, et filiorum meorum Johannis et Gaucherii", by charter dated [30 Mar/18 Apr] 1226[261].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "IV Kal Mar" of "Helisendis…comitissa Barri super Sequanam"[262].  Comte Milon & his wife had two children: 

a)         HUGUES du Puiset (-before 12 Oct 1199).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.   He presumably died before 12 Oct 1199 the date of his father's donation which was confirmed by his brother Gaucher. 

b)         GAUCHER du Puiset (-killed in battle Damietta 30 Jul 1219).  "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" consented to the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun confirmed by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[263].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1210, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[264].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[265].  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins records the death "VII Kal Sep" of "Milo comes Barri super Seccanam et Gaucherus filius suus"[266].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "III Kal Aug" of "Galcherus filius Milonis comitis Barri"[267].  The necrology of Molesme records the death "III Kal Aug" of "Gaucherius filius Milonis comitis Barri"[268]m (before Feb 1219) as her first husband, ELISABETH de Courtenay, daughter of PIERRE [II] de Courtenay Marquis de Namur Emperor of Constantinople & his second wife Yolande de Flandre ([1199][269]-1269[270] or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the marriage of "quintam filiarum eius [Namucensis comitis Petri]" and "Galtherus de Barro super Sequanam comitis Milonis filius" and her second marriage to "Odo, Alexandri filius, frater ducis Burgundie Odonis"[271].  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  She married secondly (1220) Eudes [I] Seigneur de Montagu [Burgundy-Capet]. 

2.         HELVIS du Puiset (-1215 or after).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Apr 1174, naming "Petronilla uxor mea cum liberis meis Milone, Helvide et Margarita"[272].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" noted the donation by "Elvis soror mea domina de Balenio" to Jully-les-Nonnains, affirmed by "filie predicte Helvis", by charter dated 1208[273].  Dame de Balnois.  The primary source which records her second marriage has not yet been identified.  m firstly ---.  The identity of Helvis’s first husband is not known.  m secondly GUY de Sennecey, son of ---.  Helvis & her first husband had one child: 

a)         LAURE --- (-after 3 Apr 1223).  She is referred to as daughter of Helvis in the charter dated 1208 under which "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" noted the donation by "Elvis soror mea domina de Balenio" to Jully-les-Nonnains, affirmed by "filie predicte Helvis"[274].  The primary source which confirms that she was the daughter of her mother's first marriage, and confirms her own marriage, has not yet been identified.  “Pontius dominus Cuyselli et Laurentia uxor eius” agreed not to dispose of “omnibus quæ habebunt de escheeta comitis Barri super Sequanam" without the consent of "comitissæ Campaniæ" by charter dated Aug 1220[275].  She sold her part in the county of Bar-sur-Seine to the comte de Champagne in 1220[276].  “Pontius de Cuysello et Laurentia eius uxor” confirmed the sale of “escheetæ comitatus Barri super Sequanam" by "Pontio de Monte Sancto Johannis" to "Theobaldo comiti Campaniæ" by charter dated 3 Apr [1223/24][277]m PONS [II] Seigneur de Cuiseaux et de Clairvaux, son of PONS [I] Seigneur de Cuiseaux & his wife Ermengarde --- (-[1230/34]). 

3.         MARGUERITE du Puiset (-1210 or after).  "Hugo de Puteolo comes Barri" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Apr 1174, naming "Petronilla uxor mea cum liberis meis Milone, Helvide et Margarita"[278].  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not yet been identified.  1210.  Her children by her first marriage inherited the châtellenie du Puiset and the vicomté de Chartres.  They sold her part of the county of Bar-sur-Seine to the Comte de Champagne in 1220[279]m firstly (divorced) SIMON de Bricon Seigneur de Rochefort, son of --- (-Damietta 1219).  The necrology of the leprosery of Grand Beaulieu, near Chartres records the death “Id Jul“ of "Symonis de Ruppe forti vicecomitis Carnotensis” and his donation of “x lib. par. apud Puisiacum[280]m secondly EUDES d'Apremont-sur-Saône, son of ---.  1210. 

4.         [AGNES (-before 1234).  Agnes is shown as the possible daughter of Hugues [IV] du Puiset Comte de Bar-sur-Seine in Europäische Stammtafeln[281].  The primary source on which this speculation is based has not been identified.  m JACQUES Seigneur de Durnay, son of --- Seigneur de Durnay & his wife Hu--- [de Chacenay] (-after 1234).] 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY

 

 

The village and castle of Chacenay is situated in the south-east of the county of Champagne, on the borders with the duchy of Burgundy in the present-day canton of Essoyes, 16 kilometres south-east of Bar-sur-Seine.  Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Chacennaium...”, by bull dated [1105][282].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286, which confirms the division of the lands of Chacenay between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume", confirms that Chacenay was the fief partly of the comte de Champagne and partly of the bishop of Langres[283]

 

 

1.         ANSERICSeigneur de Chacenay.  "Anserici domini de Cancenniaco" subscribed the charter dated 1083 under which Renard-Hugues Bishop of Langres confirmed the foundation of the abbey of Molesme[284].  Donations by "Anseric pater Milonis de Cacennaco" to the abbey of Molesme are recorded in a charter dated to [1076/1104][285]m ---.  The name of Anseric's wife is not known.  A charter dated to [1075], recording the foundation of the abbey of Molesme, refers to donations including by "Hugo de Curtiruno et uxor eius Gersennis cum sorore sua Chacennacensi et liberis eius"[286].  It is possible therefore that she was --- de Courteron, daughter of ---, although the chronology could indicate that the person in question was the mother of Anseric de Chacenay.  Anseric & his wife had one child: 

a)         MILON (-[1 Apr 1104/1107]).  "Milo autem filius ipsius Ansirici…cum uxore sua Adelaide et filio Hugone" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated to [1076/1104][287]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Milon de Chacenay" witnessed the charter dated 1 Apr 1104 under which Hugues Comte de Champagne donated revenue to Molesme[288]m ADELAIDE, daughter of ---.  1102/1107.  "Milo de Cacenniaco et Adelaidis uxor eius et filius eorum Hugo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 26 Dec, dated to [1084/1107][289].  Milon & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUGUES (-[1119/20]).  "Milo de Cacenniaco et Adelaidis uxor eius et filius eorum Hugo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 26 Dec, dated to [1084/1107][290]same person as…?  HUGUES (-[1119/20]).  Hugues Seigneur de Montréal is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as the same person as the son of Milon Seigneur de Chacenay[291].  The primary source which confirms this co-identity has not yet been identified.   Seigneur de Montréal

-         SEIGNEURS de MONTREAL

ii)         ANSERIC [II] de Chacenay (-1137).  "…Ansericus, Milonis filius de Cacynniacho…" witnessed the charter dated 1107 under which "Hugo Trecassinus comes" donated property to Montiéramey[292]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Ansericus de Cacynniacho…" witnessed the charter dated 1111 under which "Hugo Trecassinus comes" donated property to Montiéramey[293].  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[294].  "Ansericus de Chacethniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "uxore sua Humbelina", by charter dated to 1135 or before[295]m HUMBELINE, daughter of --- (-after 1137).  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[296].  It is likely that Humbeline was closely related to Bernard Abbot of Clairvaux, maybe his sister, as he is mentioned in three charters connected with her.  "Hubelina uxor Anseric de Caccennaco" donated property to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains by charter dated 1133 which names "Godefrido et Girardo fratre abbatis Clarevallis"[297].  "Ansericus de Chacethniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "uxore sua Humbelina", by charter dated to 1135 or before[298].  "Hubelina domena de Chacenay uxor Anserici defuncto" made donations to "fratribus de Ripatorio" with the consent of "Jacobo filio eius" by charter dated 1137, subscribed by "Bernardus abbas Clerævallis, Odo filius Josleni"[299].  [It is possible that Humbeline married secondly Gauthier [II] Comte de Brienne.  If that is correct, she was Humbeline de Baudémont, daughter of André de Baudémont Seneschal de Champagne & his wife Agnes ---.  This possible second marriage is suggested by one interpretation of a charter dated 1174 which records a dispute involving "comitem de Brenna Herardum" which was witnessed by her grandson “Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio[300].  Another interesting observation is that the sister of Humbeline de Baudémont married Hugues Seigneur de Montréal, shown above as the possible brother of Anséric [II], duplicate brothers/sisters marriages being relatively frequent at the time.  However, there are two problems with this possible interpretation of the 1174 document.  Firstly, a chronological difficulty is suggested by the birth of Humbeline’s son by her supposed first marriage before 1119, Anseric’s death in 1137, and the supposed birth of several children by her second marriage before 1147.  Secondly, the more natural interpretation of the 1174 document is that Erard de Chacenay was nepos of Erard de Brienne because he was the son of the latter’s sister.  As discussed in more detail in the chapter dealing with the Comtes de Brienne, this latter interpretation also best explains another charter dated 1146 as well as the introduction of the name Erard into the family of the seigneurs de Chacenay.  If that second interpretation is correct, there were two different individuals named Humbeline, one married to Anseric de Chacenay and the other to Gauthier de Brienne.]  Anseric [II] & his wife had four children: 

(a)       JACQUES de Chacenay (-15 Jun [1152/58]).  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[301]Seigneur de Chacenay

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(b)       ANSERIC [III] .  "Anserico frater eius [Jacobi de Chacenaio]" is named in the charter dated 1146 which confirms donations by "Hubelina mater Jacobi de Chacenaio" to Montier-la-Celle[302].  Seigneur de Feins.  He joined the crusade in 1147[303]

(c)       THOMAS (-after [1177]).  "Thomas monachus Clarevallis patruus eius" witnessed the charter dated 1167 under which Erard de Chacenay confirmed donations to the abbey of Larrivour[304].  Prior at Molesme 1160/1161.  Prior at Clairvaux 1161.  Abbot of Molesmes 1172, resigned [1177]. 

(d)       PETRONILLE-ELISABETH de Chacenay (-1165 or after).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1139/1165.  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Petronilla, Barri comitissa…pro anima viri sui Widonis et filiorum suorum Milonis et Willelmlmi"[305].  There is doubt about her name as the cartulary of Troyes Saint-Pierre records a charter dated [1148/53] which recalls a donation by "Helisabeth mater Milonis comitis Barensis et ipsius uxor Agnes"[306]m GUY de Brienne Comte de Bar-sur-Seine, son of MILON de Brienne Comte de Bar-sur-Seine & his wife Mathilde de Noyers (-13 Feb ----, 1145 or after). 

 

 

JACQUES de Chacenay, son of ANSERIC [II] Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Humbeline [de Troyes] (-15 Jun [1152/58]).  "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated 22 Feb 1119[307]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Hubelina domena de Chacenay uxor Anserici defuncto" made donations to "fratribus de Ripatorio" with the consent of "Jacobo filio eius" by charter dated 1137, subscribed by "Bernardus abbas Clerævallis, Odo filius Josleni"[308].  "Jacobus dominus de Cachennai" with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee" made donations to Basse-Fontaine on the suggestion of "Galteri Brenensium comitis et matris, uxoris eius, domine Agnetis de Baldimento et domine mee A Brenensium comitisse" by charter dated 1146[309].  The foundation charter of the abbey of Mores, undated but dated to 1152, records the donations of "Ansericus de Chacennaico…uxore sua Hubelina et filio suo Jacobo" and "Jacobus de Chacennaio…uxore sua Agnete"[310]

m (before 1146) [as her first husband,] AGNES [de Brienne, daughter of GAUTHIER [II] Comte de Brienne] & his wife [Humbeline de Baudément] ([1122/25]-after 1191).  "Jacobus dominus de Cachennai", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee", made donations to Basse-Fontaine on the suggestion of "Galteri Brenensium comitis et matris, uxoris eius, domine Agnetis de Baldimento et domine mee A Brenensium comitisse" by charter dated 1146[311].  The parentage of the wife of Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay is suggested by this document dated 1146.  It is also indicated by the charter dated 1174 under which the bishop of Troyes confirmed his judgment relating to "villa de Prait" which names her supposed brother "comitum de Brena Herardum" and is witnessed by "Andreas frater comitis, Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio"[312].  One of the interpretations of this document is that "Erardus nepos eius [=of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne] de Chacenaio" was the nephew of Comte Erard because he was the son of his sister.  Another possible interpretation of the 1174 document, as explained in more detail in the chapter dealing with the comtes de Brienne, is that Erard de Chacenay was "nepos" of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne because of a relationship through the latter’s mother, Humbeline de Baudément, wife of Gauthier [II] Comte de Brienne.  In that case, Agnes must have been born from an otherwise unrecorded first marriage of her father.  However, this alternative interpretation does not satisfactorily explain the charter dated 1146 nor the entry of the name "Erard" into the Chacenay family after Agnes’s marriage, which certainly suggests that Agnes belonged to the family of the comtes de Brienne.  If Agnes’s parentage is correctly shown in the present document, she must have been one of her parents’ oldest children.  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[313].  She maybe married secondly Jean ---.  Her second marriage is suggested by the charter dated to [1179/83] under which "Agnes domine de Cachenanaio", with the consent of her unnamed children, made donations to Basse-Fontaine for the soul of "domini mei Jacobi…filius meus Erardus…quando perrexit Jerosolimam", witnessed by "Johannes dominus Cachanaii…"[314].  It is clear that "Jean seigneur de Chacenay" could not have been one of Agnes’s children by her first marriage.  One possible explanation of the charter is therefore that he was Agnes’s second husband, enjoying the title by right of his wife.  The testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][315]

Jacques & his wife had [five] children: 

1.         THOMAS de Chacenay (-1179, before 11 Dec).  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[316]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Thomas de Cachenato filius Jacobi jam miles" confirmed donations to the abbey of Larrivour, with the consent of "Aherardus filius Jacobi de Cachenato", by charter dated 1158[317].  "Thomas de Chacenniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Airardus frater eius", by charter dated 1171[318].  "Dominus Thomas de Chacenai…" witnessed the charter dated 1179 which records the donation to Clairvaux made by "Paganus de Univilla…"[319].  [m ---.  The name of Thomas’s wife is not known.  Thomas & his wife had [one child]: 

a)         [JACQUES (-after 1189).  "Arardus de Chacennaio" confirmed donations to Clairvaux made by "avus meus Ansericus, laudante uxore sua Humbelina", with the consent of "uxore mea Mathilde et nepote meo Jacobo", by charter dated 11 Dec 1179[320].  The document does not specify the parentage of the witness Jacques, but the most likely explanation for the words "nepote meo" is that he was the minor son of Erard’s older brother.  "Airardus dominus Chacenniaci" donated property to Clairvaux by charter dated 1189 witnessed by "Jacobus nepos meus…"[321].] 

2.         ERARD [I] de Chacenay (-Acre 1191, before 12 Jul).  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[322].  "Thomas de Cachenato filius Jacobi jam miles" confirmed donations to the abbey of Larrivour, with the consent of "Aherardus filius Jacobi de Cachenato", by charter dated 1158[323].  "Thomas de Chacenniaco" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Airardus frater eius", by charter dated 1171[324]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Arardus de Chacennaio" confirmed donations to Clairvaux made by "avus meus Ansericus, laudante uxore sua Humbelina", with the consent of "uxore mea Mathilde et nepote meo Jacobo", by charter dated 11 Dec 1179[325].  "Airardus dominus Cacenniaci uxore mee Felicitate laudante" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1183, which refers to a donation of "vineam Rufe de Couvegnon" made by "matris mee" (who is unnamed in the document but "Agnes…domina de Chachennaio" is recorded making the same donation in the following charter)[326].  "Airardus dominus Chacenniaci" donated property to Clairvaux by charter dated 1189 witnessed by "Jacobus nepos meus…"[327].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois Fontaines names "Erardus de Cacenaio" among those who died in 1191 at the siege of Acre[328]m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of --- (-[11 Dec 1179/1183]).  "Arardus de Chacennaio" confirmed donations to Clairvaux made by "avus meus Ansericus, laudante uxore sua Humbelina", with the consent of "uxore mea Mathilde et nepote meo Jacobo", by charter dated 11 Dec 1179[329].  "Erardus dominus Chacennaii…Mathilde uxore sua" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1182[330].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, "Mathilde or Félicité, daughter of Hervé [III] de Donzy & his second wife Clémence de Bourgogne" was the wife of Erard [I] de Chacenay[331].  The primary source which confirms this parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  As explained in the document BURGUNDY DUCHY NOBILITY, if this parentage of Erard’s wife is correct, it is chronologically more likely that Clémence, her mother, was the first wife of Geoffroy [III] de Donzy.  If this is correct, she was MATHILDE [Félicité] de Donzy, daughter of [GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Donzy & his first wife Clémence de Bourgogne [Capet].  m secondly FELICITE, daughter of --- (-after 1183).  "Airardus dominus Cacenniaci uxore mee Felicitate laudante" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1183, which refers to a donation of "vineam Rufe de Couvegnon" made by "matris mee" (who is unnamed in the document but "Agnes…domina de Chachennaio" is recorded making the same donation in the following charter)[332].  As note above, Europäische Stammtafeln conflates the two wives of Erard [I] de Chacenay into "Mathilde or Félicité, daughter of Hervé [III] de Donzy & his second wife Clémence de Bourgogne"[333].  It is not known whether this is correct, but until more information in other primary sources comes to light it is considered preferable to show Erard as having married two different wives.  Erard [I] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         JACQUES (-[1191/92]).  His parentage is confirmed by the testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191], under which she bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis"[334].  This document indicates that Jacques must have briefly survived his father, and that he must have been born from his father’s first marriage assuming that he was old enough to hold property in his own name at the date of his grandmother’s testament. 

b)         ERARD [II] de Chacenay (-16 Jun 1236, bur Clairvaux)Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Erardus dominus de Chacennei filius domini Erardi" confirmed donations to Mores made by "antecessores mei de Chaceneo…Ansericus et Jacobus filius eius et Erardus pater meus", with the consent of "Emeliana uxor mea", by charter dated 1205[335]

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c)         CLEMENCE .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Sep 1211 under which “Erardus de Chacenaio” acknowledged that “Odo de Grancei sororius eiusdem Erardi" held "feodum de Ries" from "Blanchæ comitissæ Campaniæ"[336].  "Eudes seigneur de Grancey, sa femme Clémence et ses fils" renounced rights in favour of the abbey of Pothières by charter dated 1218[337].  1214/1233.  m EUDES [II] Seigneur de Grancey et de Larrey, son of RENAUD Seigneur de Grancey & his wife --- (-after 1218). 

3.         [MARGUERITE (-after 1204).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the testament of her mother "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][338].  The fact that Marguerite inherited land of her presumed nephew Jacques de Chacenay suggests that she was born from her mother’s first marriage to Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay, but this supposition is not beyond doubt.  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][339].  "Guido dominus de Juilly" donated pasturage rights "in finagiis...Barri, Villenove, Merri et Ville super Arciam, Chierrevi..." to Mores, with the consent of “Petronilla uxor mea de cujus hereditate predicta ista movebant et Margareta mater ipsius et Agnes filia eiusdem [...domine Margarete]”, by charter dated 1197[340].  “Theobaudus de Barro dominus Chamloti” donated produce from his grange at Champlost to Pontigny, where he had chosen to be buried, with the support of “uxore mea Margarite et filiabus meis Petronilla et Agna”, by charter dated 1204[341]m THIBAUT de Brienne, son of GUY Comte de Bar-sur-Seine [Brienne] & his wife Petronille-Elisabeth de Chacenay (-1204 or after, bur Pontigny).] 

4.         [HU--- (-[1191/93]).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the testament of her mother "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][342].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  The chronology suggests the possibility that Huguette was born from her mother’s supposed second marriage.  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][343]m --- Seigneur de Durnay, son of ---.] 

5.         [HELOISE (-[before 1191]).  "Maubertus decanus Vendopere" noted that "Hugo dominus Vendopere" had claimed property "in Communia...inter Villiacum et Vendoperam" from Montiéramey, but now confirmed the donated property for the soul of “Helviz uxoris sue defuncte”, by charter dated 1194[344].  Her parentage is indicated by the testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191], bequeathed property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere"[345].  This bequest would best be explained if Heloise was the testator’s deceased daughter.  If that is correct, the chronology suggests the possibility that Heloise was born from her mother’s supposed second marriage.  m HUGUES de Vendeuvre, son of --- (-after 1198).]   

 

 

ERARD [II] de Chacenay, son of ERARD [I] Seigneur de Chacenay & his [first wife Mathilde de Donzy] (-16 Jun 1236, bur Clairvaux)Seigneur de Chacenay.  A charter dated 1203 records a donation to the abbey of Longuay by "Erardus dominus de Cacennay nondum miles"[346].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennei filius domini Erardi" confirmed donations to Mores made by "antecessores mei de Chaceneo…Ansericus et Jacobus filius eius et Erardus pater meus", with the consent of "Emeliana uxor mea", by charter dated 1205[347].  "Airardus dominus de Chassenay" with the consent of his unnamed wife confimed donations to Basse-Fontaine by "domina Agnete de Chassenay" by charter dated 1209, which does not specify the relationship between the two[348].  “Erardus de Chacenaio” acknowledged that “Odo de Grancei sororius eiusdem Erardi" held "feodum de Ries" from "Blanchæ comitissæ Campaniæ" by charter dated Sep 1211[349].  "Erardus dominus de Chacenaii" confirmed the donation to Clairvaux abbey made by "Milo miles de Cherreve", with the consent of "Emelina uxor dicti Milonis, Everardus, Symon, Milo filii eorundem", by charter dated 1215[350].  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[351].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[352].  "Herveus comes Nivernensis" confirmed a donation by "dominus Erardus de Cachenaio nepos noster" (first cousin of Erard) to the Teutonic knights by charter dated Jul 1219[353].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[354].  An epitaph at Clairvaux records the death "1236 XVI Kal Jul" of "Erardus senior dominus Chacennaii"[355]

m (1205, divorced Sep 1224) as her second husband, EMMELINE de Broyes, widow of EUDES [II] de Champlitte, daughter of HUGUES [III] Seigneur de Broyes & his second wife Isabelle de Dreux (-[Jul 1248/Apr 1249]).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1200 under which "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita"[356].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennei filius domini Erardi" confirmed donations to Mores made by "antecessores mei de Chaceneo…Ansericus et Jacobus filius eius et Erardus pater meus", with the consent of "Emeliana uxor mea", by charter dated 1205[357].  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[358].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[359].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[360].  "Emelina domina Chacegnaii" approved a sale to the abbey of Longuay made by "Symon dominus Castrivillani frater meus" by charter dated 1219[361].  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[362].  Presumably Emmeline was taken back by her husband after their divorce as shown by the following charters.  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[363].  “Erardus dominus de Chacenay” issued a charter to Molesmes relating to serfs, with the consent of “Ameline uxoris mee et Erardi et Hugonis heredum meorum”, by charter dated 1229[364].  "Erard de Chacenay" recognised an obligation to return property to Clairvaux, for the soul of "Erard son père", by charter dated Jul 1248, which refers to his mother being alive at that date[365].  A charter dated Apr 1249 refers to a donation to Mores made by "nobili quondam domina Emelina bone memorie matre…Erardi domini Chacennai"[366]

Erard [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         ERARD [III] (-killed in battle Westcapelle, Walcheren island 4 Jul 1253).  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[367].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[368].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[369].  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[370].  “Erardus dominus de Chacenay” issued a charter to Molesmes relating to serfs, with the consent of “Ameline uxoris mee et Erardi et Hugonis heredum meorum”, by charter dated 1229[371]Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Erard de Chacenay" recognised an obligation to return property to Clairvaux, for the soul of "Erard son père", by charter dated Jul 1248, which refers to his mother being alive at that date[372].  The Chronicle attributed to Baudouin d’Avesnes names "…messires Erars de Chacenay…" among those killed in battle at "Waucres…1253 le jour saint Martin le bouillant"[373]

2.         MATHILDE .  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[374].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[375].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[376].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 1223 under which Jean King of Jerusalem confirmed an agreement about the sénéchaussée du Nivernais between Mathilde Ctss de Nevers and Erard de Chacenay, under which the latter relinquished his claim in return for the allegiance of "Gui seigneur d’Arcis, qui avait épousé Mathilde fille du dit Hérard de Chacenay" for "la terre de Gachy"[377].  1233.  m (before Jun 1223) GUY d'Arcis-sur-Aube, son of JEAN de Montréal Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube & his wife Helisende --- (-after 1241). 

3.         JEANNE .  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[378].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[379]

4.         HUGUES (-[on crusade 1249]).  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[380].  “Erardus dominus de Chacenay” issued a charter to Molesmes relating to serfs, with the consent of “Ameline uxoris mee et Erardi et Hugonis heredum meorum”, by charter dated 1229[381].  A charter dated Aug 1240 confirms the donation made by "Huetus dominus Chacenaii" to the church of Saint-Nicholas de Chacenay, with the consent of "Ammeline matris sue domine Chacenaii"[382].  "Elisabeth dame de Grancey" recorded a dispute between her and "Eude seigneur de Grancey son mari" concerning property donated to Clairvaux, and that after her husband’s death she renounced her claims, by charter dated 1244, which names "Guillelmum de Chamlita vicecomitem Divionensem fratrem meum…Hugonem dominum Chacenaii…" among the guarantors[383]

5.         ALIX (-before 1278).  Her two marriages are confirmed by the undated charter under which "Guillelmi vicecomitis de Meloduno et Aalidis uxoris eius" confirmed money received by "prædictæ Aalidis" from "dominum Guidonem quondam comitem Forensem eius virum atque fratrem Renaudi de Foreisio moderni comitis"[384].  Her first marriage is confirmed by the contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", dated Sep 1224, which provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[385], although it is unclear why Alix is referred to as "M".  Dame de Chacenay.  "Gui comte de Forest et sire de Chacenay" granted concessions "à cause de dame Aalis de Chacenay sa femme, fille de feu Erars seigneur de Chacenay…[à] tous les sujets du dit Chacenay" by charter dated Aug 1255[386].  "Guillelmus vicecomes de Melonduno et Aalidis uxor eius" confirmed receipt of property from "Johanne domino de Castrovillani et fratre Roberto abbate monasterii Arremarnensis" relating to the inheritance of "dicte Aalidis" by charter dated 3 Jul 1261[387].  An Arrêt of the Parlement de Paris ordered "comes Forisiensis" to pay the dowry of "Alicie de Chacenaio épouse dudit vicomte" to "vicecomiti Meledunensi" dated 12 Jun 1267[388]m firstly (1224) GUY [V] Comte de Forez, son of GUY [IV] Comte de Forez [Albon] & his first wife Philippa [Mathilde] de Dampierre (-[12 Sep] 1259).  m secondly ([12 Sep 1259/10 Aug 1260]) GUILLAUME [III] Vicomte de Melun, son of ADAM [III] Vicomte de Melun & his second wife Comtesse de sancerre (-6 Jun 1278). 

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de CHACENAY (ARCIS-sur-AUBE)

 

 

Renaud Archbishop of Reims founded the abbey of Igny en Tardenois and confirmed donations, including the donation of "de terra Avelereii...affinis...terræ de Monte-Taonis" made by "domnus...miles de Arceio et uxor sua Hildeburgis et eorum filii Nicolaus, Ado et alii",  by charter dated 1130[389]

 

 

JEAN de Montréal, son of ANSERIC [I] Seigneur de Montréal & his wife Adelaide de Pleurre (-Acre 7 Jul 1189).  "Ansericus de Monteregali…Ansericus filius eius…Johannes minor frater eiusdem et eorum mater Aalidis, Heluis filia eius" attested the donation to Reigny by "Ivo de Avalone" by charter dated 1164[390].  "Ansericus de Monteregali" donated property to the church of Notre-Dame de Montréal, for the soul of "Alaydis uxoris meæ" and with the consent of "Ansericus et Johannes filii mei et Sybilla predicti Anserici uxor", by charter dated 1170[391].  Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube.  "Ansericus dominus Montis Regalis", leaving for Jerusalem, donated property to the priory of Saint-Bernard de Montréal by charter dated 1189, witnessed by "dominus Joannes de Arceis frater meus…"[392].  "Johannes de Arcies", leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights to the churches of Escharlis and Fontaine-Jean, with the consent of "Helissanz uxor mea", by charter dated 1189, witnessed by "dominus Ansericus de Monte-Regali, Guido de Dampetro, Gaucherius dominus Castri-Rainardi…"[393].  The necrology of Notre-Dame de Montréal records the death "7 Jul" of "Johannes de Arcis frater domini Anserici, domini de Monte Regali"[394]

m as her first husband, HELISENDE de Joigny, daughter of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adela de Nevers (-26 Feb after 1226).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.   Her first marriage is indicated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the departure on crusade in 1219 of "comes Milo de Barro super Sequanam cum filio suo Galthero et cum Iohanne de Arceis filiastro suo"[395].  "Johannes de Arcies", leaving for Jerusalem, donated rights to the churches of Escharlis and Fontaine-Jean, with the consent of "Helissanz uxor mea", by charter dated 1189[396].  She married secondly Milon Comte de Bar-sur-Seine.  “Milo comes Barri super Sequanam” confirmed a purchase by the people of Bar, with the consent of “uxoris mee Helissendis”, by charter dated [29 Mar/17 Apr] 1199[397].  "Helisendi uxore sua et Galtherio filio suo" consented to the donation by "Milo comes Bari super Secanam" to Hôtel-Dieu, Châteaudun confirmed by charter dated 12 Oct 1199[398].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1210, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[399].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1206[400].  "Millo comes Barri super Secanam et Elixanda uxor mea et Gaucherus filius meus" founded the Hospital of Bar-sur-Seine by charter dated 1210[401].  "Milo comes Barri super Sequanam et Elissendis comitissa et Galaherius filius eorum" confirmed donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated Feb 1218, with the consent of "uxoris mee Elissendis et filii mei Gaucherii"[402].  “Helisendis comitissa Barri super Secanam” donated her rights in “domo monachorum de Vilael" to "abbatem…Majoris Monasterii", for the souls of "Milonis mariti mei, comitis Barri, et filiorum meorum Johannis et Gaucherii", by charter dated [30 Mar/18 Apr] 1226[403].  The necrology of the Abbaye des Clairets records the death "IV Kal Mar" of "Helisendis…comitissa Barri super Sequanam"[404]

Jean & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-before Jul 1222).  Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared by charter dated Jul 1222 that "Guido dominus Archeiarum" acknowledged receipt from "Anserici fratri suo thesaurario Lingonensi" of his share in the succession of "bone memorie Johannis fratris eorum"[405].  “Helisendis comitissa Barri super Secanam” donated her rights in “domo monachorum de Vilael" to "abbatem…Majoris Monasterii", for the souls of "Milonis mariti mei, comitis Barri, et filiorum meorum Johannis et Gaucherii", by charter dated [30 Mar/18 Apr] 1226[406]

2.         ANSERIC d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1222).  Thesaurarius of Langres.  Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared by charter dated Jul 1222 that "Guido dominus Archeiarum" acknowledged receipt from "Anserici fratri suo thesaurario Lingonensi" of his share in the succession of "bone memorie Johannis fratris eorum"[407]

3.         GUY d'Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1241).  1219/1241.  Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared by charter dated Jul 1222 that "Guido dominus Archeiarum" acknowledged receipt from "Anserici fratri suo thesaurario Lingonensi" of his share in the succession of "bone memorie Johannis fratris eorum"[408]m MATHILDE de Chacenay, daughter of ERARD [III] Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Emmeline de Broyes.  "Erardus dominus de Chacenai" donated property to Clairvaux abbey, with the consent of "uxor mea Emelina et filii mei Erardus et Mathildis", by charter dated 1217[409].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to Montier-la-Celle with the consent of "Emelina uxor mea et filius meus Erardus et filie mee Mahaut et Johanneta" by charter dated 1218[410].  "Erardus dominus Chacenaii" donated property to the abbey of Longuay, with the consent of "Emmelina uxor mea, et Erardus filius meus, et Mahaut et Johanneta filie mee", by charter dated Jul 1218[411].  Her marriage is confirmed by a charter dated 1223 under which Jean King of Jerusalem confirmed an agreement about the sénéchaussée du Nivernais between Mathilde Ctss de Nevers and Erard de Chacenay, under which the latter relinquished his claim in return for the allegiance of "Gui seigneur d’Arcis, qui avait épousé Mathilde fille du dit Hérard de Chacenay" for "la terre de Gachy"[412].  1233.  Guy & his wife had one child: 

a)         JEAN [III] d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-[Dec 1272/1273])The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  

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JEAN [III] d’Arcis-sur-Aube, son of GUY Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube & his wife Mathilde de Chacenay (-[Dec 1272/1273]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  “Jean seigneur d’Arcis chevalier et Isabeau sa femme” sold revenue to Henri III Comte de Champagne by charter dated Dec 1272[413]

m (after 1255) as her second husband, ISABELLE de Noyers, widow of GUILLAUME [II] Comte de Joigny, daughter of MILON [VIII] Seigneur de Noyers & his wife Agnes de Brienne (-after 1278).  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 13 Jun 1278 under which her sons "Erars et Guillaume d’Arcies frères, filz de noble home Jehan et de noble dame Ysabeau, seigneur et dame d’Arcies" divided property between each other[414].  Her family origin is confirmed by the testament of her grandson "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), which was witnessed by "mon…cosin monsr Mile de Noyers…"[415].  “Jean seigneur d’Arcis chevalier et Isabeau sa femme” sold revenue to Henri III Comte de Champagne by charter dated Dec 1272[416].  A charter dated 1273 records the division of the Chacenay property between her sons which was decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[417], although the document does not express the family relationship. 

Jean & his wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-1307).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[418].  Seigneur d’Arcis-sur-Aube, Seigneur de Chacenay.  "Johannes miles dominus Arceyarum et Chacenaii" sold property to Troyes Saint-Loup, with the consent of "Milone fratre meo", by charter dated 17 Aug 1282[419].  Philippe III King of France confirmed the partition of territories of "Aalis…dame de Chacenay leur tante" between "Jehan d’Arcies chevaliers et ses frères" by charter dated 1285[420].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[421].  [m firstly ---.  No direct proof has been found of this supposed first marriage.  However, Jean’s marriage to his known wife Alix de Joinville, in 1300, is unlikely to have been his first considering the chronology of this family.]  m [secondly] (3 May 1300) as her first husband, ALIX de Joinville, daughter of JEAN Seigneur de Joinville, Sénéchal de Champagne [historian of Louis IX King of France] & his second wife Alix de Reynel (-after Mar 1336).  The contract of marriage between Jean d’Arcis and Alix de Joinville is dated 3 May 1300 and names "son père…ses deux frères Jean sire d’Ancerville et Ansel sire de Rimaucourt"[422].  "Jean seigneur de Joinville" confirm the marriage of "sa fille Alix" and "Jean d'Arcis et de Chacenay", with the consent of "ses fils Jean seigneur d'Ancerville et Anseau seigneur de Rimaucourt", giving "ses neveux Gautier de Vaucouleurs et Gui de Sailly" as guarantors for the dowry, by charter dated 14 Sep 1300[423].  She married secondly (before Jul 1312) John of Lancaster Seigneur de Beaufort-en-Champagne.  "Jean de Lancastre seigneur de Beaufort et sa femme Alix de Joinville" made donations to the abbey of Chapelle-aux-Planches for masses, by charter dated Jul 1312[424].  An Arrêt of the Parlement de Paris dated 2 Jun 1323 ordered the seizure of the property of "Alix de Joinville dame de Beaufort"[425].  "Aaliz de Jainville dame de Biaufort et d'Arsis" donated property to the abbey of la Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 19 Apr 1336[426]

2.         MILON d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-before Jan 1308).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[427].  "Johannes miles dominus Arceyarum et Chacenaii" sold property to Troyes Saint-Loup, with the consent of "Milone fratre meo", by charter dated 17 Aug 1282[428].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[429].  A charter dated Jan 1307 (O.S.) records the division of property between "Erars d’Arcies chevaliers et Guillaume son frère chevaliers" inherited from "Jehan jadis seigneur d’Arcies leur père et de Milet d’Arcies jadis seigneur de Bleigny leur frére" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[430]

3.         ERARD d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-1323).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[431].  "Erars et Guillaume d’Arcies frères, filz de noble home Jehan et de noble dame Ysabeau, seigneur et dame d’Arcies" divided property between each other, by which "Erars" took "la terre et chastellerie de Chascenay…comme madame Aelis dame de Chascenay le tenoit", by charter dated 13 Jun 1278[432].  "Erardus de Chacenayo miles" donated property, previously held by "bone memorie Aalidis quondam domina de Chacenayo", to Troyes Saint-Loup by charter dated Jan 1281 (O.S.)[433].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[434].  A charter dated Jan 1307 (O.S.) records the division of property between "Erars d’Arcies chevaliers et Guillaume son frère chevaliers" inherited from "Jehan jadis seigneur d’Arcies leur père et de Milet d’Arcies jadis seigneur de Bleigny leur frére" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[435]m firstly MARGUERITE de Montagu Dame de Pacy-sur-Armançon, daughter of PHILIPPE de Montagu [Bourgogne-Capet] Seigneur de Pagny & his second wife Marguerite de Saint-Florentin Dame de Rochefort et de Pacy-sur-Armançon.  Her marriage is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[436].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  m secondly as her second husband, MARGUERITE de la Broce, widow of DREUX de Chappes, daughter of --- de la Broce & his wife --- (-1320, bur Mores).  A manuscript records the death in 1320 of "Marguerite de la Broce, veuve en premières noces de Dreux de Chapes, dame de Chapes, femme d’Erard d’Arcis chevalier seigneur de Chacenay" and her burial at Mores[437].  Erard & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         GUILLAUME d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-[7 Jan/17 Feb] 1326).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), chose his burial "chiés les Freres meneurs de Troyes", requested that the provisions of the testament of "feu mon…seigneur et père monseigneur jadis Erart seigneur d’Arcies chevaliers et de feu jadis madame Marguerite ma mère" be executed, bequeathed property to "mes…suers suer Jehanne d’Arcies, nonain d’Avenay, et Agnès d’Arcies, nonain de Juerre", and named as executors "ma…compeigne Quenegons de Grancy dame d’Arcies, mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers", in the presence of "mon…cosin monsr Mile de Noyers, monsr Itier de la Broce, monsr Erard d’Arcies chevaliers", and was opened 17 Feb 1325 (O.S.)[438]m as her first husband, CUNEGONDE de Grancey, daughter of EUDES [V] Seigneur de Grancey & his wife Isabelle de Blâmont (-after 7 Jan 1326).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), named as executors "ma…compeigne Quenegons de Grancy dame d’Arcies, mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers"[439].  She married secondly Jean de Conflans Seigneur de Dampierre-en-Astenois

b)         MARGUERITE d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1359).  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  Her inheritance of Chacenay suggests that she was the daughter of Erard, the inheritance of Pacy-sur-Armançon by her daughter Isabelle indicating that her mother was his first wife.  "Marguerite d’Arcies dame de Saint Briz et de Chacenay et Dreues de Mello chevaliers ses…filz seigneur de Saint Briz" relinquished rights in favour of the inhabitants of Chitry by charter dated 15 Jun 1348[440]m MAHYS de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Bris, son of DREUX [III] de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Bris & his second wife Eustachie de Lusignan (-[1328/29]). 

c)         JEANNE d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1326).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), bequeathed property to "mes…suers suer Jehanne d’Arcies, nonain d’Avenay, et Agnès d’Arcies, nonain de Juerre"[441].  Nun at Avenay. 

d)         AGNES d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1326).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), bequeathed property to "mes…suers suer Jehanne d’Arcies, nonain d’Avenay, et Agnès d’Arcies, nonain de Juerre"[442].  Nun at Juerre. 

4.         GUILLAUME d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 19 May 1328).  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[443].  "Erars et Guillaume d’Arcies frères, filz de noble home Jehan et de noble dame Ysabeau, seigneur et dame d’Arcies" divided property between each other, by which "Erars" took "la terre et chastellerie de Chascenay…comme madame Aelis dame de Chascenay le tenoit", by charter dated 13 Jun 1278[444].  A charter dated 23 Aug 1286 records the confirmation, by "Jehans de Montaigne bailliz de Sens", of the division of "la terre de Chacenay" between "les quatre frères Jehan, Millet, Erars et Guillaume"[445].  A charter dated Jan 1307 (O.S.) records the division of property between "Erars d’Arcies chevaliers et Guillaume son frère chevaliers" inherited from "Jehan jadis seigneur d’Arcies leur père et de Milet d’Arcies jadis seigneur de Bleigny leur frére" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[446]m REINE d’Ancy-le-Franc, daughter of ---.  "Reine d’Ancy-le-Franc et son mari Guillaume d’Arcis chevalier" granted rights to Molesme by charter dated Nov 1285[447].  Guillaume & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         ERARD d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-[1344]).  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), named as executors "…mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers"[448].  A charter dated 6 Dec 1331 records a dispute between the abbey of Montiéramey and "messire Erars d’Arcees sires de Chacenay…et Blanche de Chateillon sa femme"[449]m (contract 26 Jan 1331) BLANCHE de Châtillon-en-Bazois, daughter of GERARD de Châtillon-en-Bazois Seigneur de la Roche-Milay & his wife ---.  A charter dated 6 Dec 1331 records a dispute between the abbey of Montiéramey and "messire Erars d’Arcees sires de Chacenay…et Blanche de Chateillon sa femme"[450].  Erard & his wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-10 May 1338, bur Mores).  A manuscript history of Chacenay names "Jean d’Arcis damoiseau" as the son of Erard and records his death 10 May 1338 and burial at Mores[451]

ii)         JEANNE d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 15 May 1391).  "Jehanne d’Arcées dame de Larrey et de Chacenay" acknowledged fiefs held from the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 12 Jun 1372 and 15 May 1391, naming "mes…filz Roubert de Grancey chevaliers…Guillaume de Grancey seigneur de Larrey"[452]m GUILLAUME de Grancey, son of ROBERT de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey & his wife Jacquette de Montfaucon (-before 12 Jun 1372). 

b)         [GUILLAUME d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-Feb 1329).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  m as her first husband, GILLE de Jaucourt Dame d’Eclance, daughter of JEAN de Jaucourt Seigneur d’Eclance & his wife ---.  She married secondly Jean de Vienne Seigneur de Commenailles.  Her parentage and two marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[453].  The primary sources on which this information is based have not been identified.  Guillaume & his wife had one child: 

i)          [ALIX d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-after 1379)Europäische Stammtafeln shows her parentage and marriage[454], adding in another table that her first husband was “Renaud de Choiseul”[455], who has not been identified in the Choiseul family and may represent confusion with her supposed son-in-law.  The primary source on which this information is based has not been identified.  Dame de Cussy-en-Morvan, d’Ancy-le-Franc, d’Eclance et de Pisy.  m EUDES de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey, son of ROBERT de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey & his wife Jacquette de Montfaucon Dame de Meursault et de Cugney (-1378).] 

c)         [JEAN d’Arcis-sur-Aube (-1344, before 23 Sep).  The parentage of Jean has not been confirmed.  It is possible that he was the son of one of the other brothers who are named above.  The testament of "Guillaume sires d’Arcies chevaliers", dated 7 Jan 1325 (O.S.), named as executors "…mes…cosins Jehan d’Arcies arcediacre de Laçois en l’église de Leingres, mons. Erart d’Arcies chevaliers, Jacot, Gauchier et Guillaume de Pacy escuyers"[456]Bishop of Autun 1331.  Bishop of Langres 1342.] 

5.         HELISENDE d’Arcis-sur-Aube .  A charter dated 1273 records the division of property between "Jehan chevalier seigneur d’Arcyes et ses frères Erars d’Arcyes escuyer, Guillaume clerc et Milet et Helissant leur suer", under which "Jehan soit sire d’Arcyes et de toutes les appartenances d’outre Seigne" and would provide the dowry for "sa suer Helissant", decided by "Miles de Noyers chevalier le jeune…[et] Miles seigneur de Noyers son père"[457].  A charter dated 1 Jun 1287 records a judgment given against "madame Helissant d’Arceys, femme monssr Gautier de Mary" who had claimed a share in "chastel de Chacenay" from her brothers[458].  As noted in the document PROVENCE, it appears likely that “Simone de Merrey”, wife of Charles de Poitiers Seigneur de Saint-Vallier, was descended from this couple.  m ([1273/1 Jun 1287]) GAUTHIER Seigneur de Merrey {département Haute-Marne, arrondissement Chaumont, canton Poissons}, son of ---. 

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS de DURNAY

 

 

The location of Durnay is open to debate.  identifies it as “Durney, canton de Vendeuvre-sur-Barse; anc. fief disparu au XVIIIe siècle[459].  Evergates comments that Faget de Casteljau identified it as Durnes in the Franche-Comté[460].  The connection between the Durnay family and Vendeuvre, shown below, suggests that the former explanation is more likely. 

 

 

1.         --- de Durnay Seigneur de Durnaym HU--- [de Chacenay], daughter of [JACQUES Seigneur de Chacenay] & his wife Agnes [de Brienne] (-[1191/93]).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the testament of her mother "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", under which the testator bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][461].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  The chronology suggests the possibility that Huguette was born from her mother’s supposed second marriage.  "Theobaldus de Barro" noted the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "domum de Coveignon…et vineam Ruffe" made by "Agnes…quondam domina Chacenaii, mater uxoris mee Margarete et Hu--- de Durnaio", with the consent of "uxor mea", by undated charter which must presumably be dated to after [1191][462].  [One child]: 

a)         [JACQUES de Durnay (-after 1234).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Durnay.  He became a monk at Clairvaux[463].]  m AGNES, daughter of --- (-before 1234).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not been identified.  She is shown in Europäische Stammtafeln as Agnes, possible daughter of Hugues [IV] du Puiset Comte de Bar-sur-Seine & his wife Pétronille Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine[464], but the basis for this speculation has not been ascertained.  Jacques & his wife had one child: 

i)          GERARD de Durnay (-after Apr 1234, maybe after 1246).  "Girardus dominus Durnaii" donated revenue from "terciis nostri de Vendopera" to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarete”, by charter dated Apr 1234[465].  ["Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[466].  This charter seems late to refer to Gérard de Durnay who married in [1202/07] and his wife.]  m ([Nov 1202/Mar 1207]) MARGUERITE [de Vandeuvre], daughter of --- (-after Apr 1234, maybe after 1246).  "Hulduinus...Lingonensis episcopus" noted that "Gaufridus domicellus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera" had donated property "in Communia Villiaci" to Montiéramey, with the support of “Hauvidis soror eiusdem Gaufredi et neptis eius Margareta, dominus Taillefers et uxor eius Clementia cognomine Rufa”, by charter dated Nov 1202[467].  Her marriage is indicated by the charter dated Mar 1206 (O.S.) under which [her father-in-law] "Jacobus de Durniaco" noted that "Girardus filius meus...de assensu Margarite uxoris sue" confirmed the donation to Montiéramey made by “Gaufredus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera[468].  The connection with Vendeuvre is confirmed by the following charter: "Girardus dominus Durnaii" donated revenue from "terciis nostri de Vendopera" to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarete”, by charter dated Apr 1234[469].  ["Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[470].  This charter seems late to refer to Gérard de Durnay who married in [1202/07] and his wife.] 

 

 

 

G.      SEIGNEURS de VENDEUVRE

 

 

Vendeuvre, today called Vendeuvre-sur-Barse, is located about 10 kilometres north of Bar-sur-Seine and about the same distance west of Bar-sur-Aube in the present-day French département of Aube. 

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         ROSCELIN de Vendeuvre (-after [1121/22]).  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property "infra rivum...Trelouæ versus abbatiam Arremarensem" to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...et uxor Hilduini...Emelina", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122], which also records their donation a year later witnessed by “Josbertus de Castellione tunc dapifer Hugonis comitis...Landricus de Firmitate super Albam, Petrus filius Odelardi de Vendopere...[471]m ADELAIDE, daughter of ---.  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][472].  Roscelin & his wife had children: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Vendeuvre .  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][473]

b)         THIBAUT de Vendeuvre .  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][474]

c)         ERMENGARDE de Vendeuvre .  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][475]

d)         HUBELINE de Vendeuvre .  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][476]

e)         FAGANNE de Vendeuvre .  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][477]

f)          RICHILDE de Vendeuvre .  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "uxores eorum Adelaidis...uxor Rocelini et filii eius Gaufridus primogenitus...et Tebaldus, filie eius Hermengardis, Hubelina, Faganna, Riheldis...", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][478]

2.         HILDUIN de Vendeuvre (-after [1121/22]).  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property "infra rivum...Trelouæ versus abbatiam Arremarensem" to Montiéramey, with the consent of "...uxor Hilduini...Emelina", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][479]m EMMELINE, daughter of ---.  "Rocelinus et Hilduinus fratres de Vendopere" donated property to Montiéramey, with the consent of "...uxor Hilduini...Emelina", by charter dated to [31 Aug 1121/25 Sep 1122][480]

 

 

1.         EUDES [I] de Vendeuvre (-after 1143).  “...Odoinus de Vandeuvra...” witnessed the charter dated 1143 under which Thibaut Comte de Bloise and Eudes Duke of Burgundy agreed that the abbey of Saint-Germain d’Auxerre was a fief of the latter[481]

 

 

"Dominus Odo de Vendopera filius domini Hugonis de Brecis" returned to Mores property donated by "Adelina de Vendopera tam tempore Dierri quam tempore Wiardi maritorum predicte Adeline", and also confirmed the donation made by “dominus Hugo frater eius”, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1233[482]

 

[Two brothers]: 

1.         EUDES [II] de Vendeuvre (-[1198/1201]).  "Odo dominus de Vendopera" donated "partem meam in nummis sive in annona de exartis Communie" to Montiéramey, with the consent of “uxore mea Beatrice et filia mea Oda”, by charter dated 1190[483].  "Odo dominus Vendopere" noted that "Hugo nepos meus dominus Vendopere" had claimed property "in Communia...inter Villiacum et Vendoperam" from Montiéramey, but now confirmed the donated property, by charter dated 1193[484].  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[485]m BEATRIX, daughter of ---.  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[486].  "Maubertus decanus Vendopere" noted that "dominus Milo et Guillelmus frater eius milites de Briero et Hulduinus frater eorum et Elisabez soror eorum" had donated property "in Manso Medio..." to Montiéramey, with the support of “Beatrys domina Vendopere et Oda filia eius et dominus Buchardus de Vendopera”, by charter dated 1197[487].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...uxor Odonis de Vandopera ligia de feodo mariti sui ad Vandoperam...” in De Vitriaco et Appenditiis[488].  Eudes [II] & his wife had one child: 

a)         ODA de Vendeuvre (-after Dec 1223)Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter under which [her father] "Odo de Vendopera" donated property "apud Villiacum et apud Vilers" to Montiéramy, with the consent of "uxoris mee Beatricis generique mei Hugonis et filie mee Ode", by undated charter[489].  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[490].  "Hugo dominus de Brecis" donated part "in decima de Buriis" to Montiéramey, with the consent of “Ode uxoris mee”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1208[491].  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[492].  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[493]m HUGUES de Commercy Seigneur de Broyes, son of SIMON [I] de Broyes Seigneur de Broyes et de Commercy & his wife Nicole Dame de Montrivel et de Châteauvillain du Jura (-[20 Dec 1225/May 1227]). 

2.         [--- de Vendeuvre .  Assuming that “nepos”, in the charter dated 1193 quoted below, can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, the father of Hugues de Vendeuvre was the brother of Eudes [II] de Vendeuvre.]  m as her first husband, ERMESENDE de Sens, daughter of SALON [I] Vicomte de Sens & his wife Elisabeth --- (-19 Feb, after [1204/05]).  Vicomtesse de Sens.  She married secondly (before 1180) Galeran ---.  Guillaume Archbishop of Reims states, in a charter dated 1180, that "Garinus vicecomes" died without issue and that "Galerannus qui defuncti Garini sororem in uxorem duxit" donated property to the chapter of Sens[494].  "Ermesendis vicecomitissa Senonensis" renounced rights over the property of the priory of Cannes at Blennes with the consent of "Buchardus filius meus" by charter dated 1 Jan/25 Apr 1204 or 1 Jan/10 Apr 1205[495].  The necrology of Notre-Dame aux Nonnains records the death "19 Feb" of "vicecomitissa Senonensis", one manuscript naming her "Hermensandis comitissa"[496].  Four children: 

a)         HUGUES de Vendeuvre (-after 1198).  "Odo dominus Vendopere" noted that "Hugo nepos meus dominus Vendopere" had claimed property "in Communia...inter Villiacum et Vendoperam" from Montiéramey, but now confirmed the donated property, by charter dated 1193[497].  "Maubertus decanus Vendopere" noted that "Hugo dominus Vendopere" had claimed property "in Communia...inter Villiacum et Vendoperam" from Montiéramey, but now confirmed the donated property for the soul of “Helviz uxoris sue defuncte”, by charter dated 1194[498].  "Hilduinus Lingonensis decanus" noted that "Hugo de Vendopera frater meus" had donated one-sixth of harvest "de Billefarre" to Montiéramey by charter dated 1197[499].  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[500]m HELOISE, daughter of --- (-[before 1191]).  "Maubertus decanus Vendopere" noted that "Hugo dominus Vendopere" had claimed property "in Communia...inter Villiacum et Vendoperam" from Montiéramey, but now confirmed the donated property for the soul of “Helviz uxoris sue defuncte”, by charter dated 1194[501].  Her parentage is indicated by the testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191], bequeathed property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere"[502].  This bequest would best be explained if Heloise was the testator’s deceased daughter.  If that is correct, she was Heloise [de Chacenay], daughter of [Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay] & his wife Agnes [de Brienne], although the chronology suggests that it is not impossible that Heloise was born from her mother’s supposed second marriage.  Hugues & his wife had one child: 

i)          ERMESENDE de Vendeuvre (-after 1224).  The testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191], bequeathed property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere"[503].  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[504].  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[505].  “Simon de Claromonte” acknowledged Blanche comtesse de Champagne as his suzerain for (among other properties) “apud Vendoperam quod est ex parte uxoris meæ” by charter dated Apr 1209[506].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[507]m (before [1198]) as his first wife, SIMON [IV] Seigneur de Clefmont, son of SIMON [III] Seigneur de Clefmont & his second wife Beatrix de Champlittle (-Oct 1238). 

b)         HILDUIN de Vendeuvre (-11/13 Aug 1203).  Deacon at Langres.  "Hilduinus Lingonensis decanus" noted that "Hugo de Vendopera frater meus" had donated one-sixth of harvest "de Billefarre" to Montiéramey by charter dated 1197[508]Bishop of Langres 1200.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records in 1200 that "Garnerius episcopum Lingonensem dimisit", which demonstrated that “summo pontifice” retained the authority to ordain and consecrate, and was succeeded by “Hilduinus[509].  "Hulduinus...Lingonensis episcopus" noted that "Gaufridus domicellus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera" had donated property "in Communia Villiaci" to Montiéramey, with the support of “Hauvidis soror eiusdem Gaufredi et neptis eius Margareta, dominus Taillefers et uxor eius Clementia cognomine Rufa”, by charter dated Nov 1202[510]

c)         BOUCHARD de Vendeuvre (-after [1204/05]).  "Maubertus decanus Vendopere" noted that "dominus Milo et Guillelmus frater eius milites de Briero et Hulduinus frater eorum et Elisabez soror eorum" had donated property "in Manso Medio..." to Montiéramey, with the support of “Beatrys domina Vendopere et Oda filia eius et dominus Buchardus de Vendopera”, by charter dated 1197[511].  "Bochardus de Vendopera", with the consent of "Mahaldis uxoris mee", confirmed the donation made by "Renaudus miles de Vilers" to Montiéramey by charter dated 1204[512].  "Ermesendis vicecomitissa Senonensis" renounced rights over the property of the priory of Cannes at Blennes with the consent of "Buchardus filius meus" by charter dated 1 Jan/25 Apr 1204 or 1 Jan/10 Apr 1205[513]m MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "Bochardus de Vendopera", with the consent of "Mahaldis uxoris mee", confirmed the donation made by "Renaudus miles de Vilers" to Montiéramey by charter dated 1204[514]

d)         ALIX de Vendeuvre (-after Jan 1230).  Abbess of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes.  "Aaliz de Vendopera, Beate Marie Trecensis…ministra" founded an anniversary for "matris nostre…vicecomitisse Senonensis felicis memorie" by charter dated Aug 1221[515].  "Aaliz abbatissa Beate Marie Trecensis" donated revenue from property "in granchia de Seleriis" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes, for the anniversary of "bone memorie E. vicecomitisse Senonensis matris mee", by charter dated Jan 1230[516]

 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Vendeuvre (-before Nov 1202).  He is named as deceased in the charter dated Nov 1202 quoted below.  m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Vendeuvre (-after Mar 1207).  "Hulduinus...Lingonensis episcopus" noted that "Gaufridus domicellus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera" had donated property "in Communia Villiaci" to Montiéramey, with the support of “Hauvidis soror eiusdem Gaufredi et neptis eius Margareta, dominus Taillefers et uxor eius Clementia cognomine Rufa”, by charter dated Nov 1202[517].  "Jacobus de Durniaco" noted that "Girardus filius meus...de assensu Margarite uxoris sue" confirmed the donation to Montiéramey made by “Gaufredus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera” by charter dated Mar 1206 (O.S.)[518]

b)         HAWISE de Vendeuvre (-after Nov 1202).  "Hulduinus...Lingonensis episcopus" noted that "Gaufridus domicellus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera" had donated property "in Communia Villiaci" to Montiéramey, with the support of “Hauvidis soror eiusdem Gaufredi et neptis eius Margareta, dominus Taillefers et uxor eius Clementia cognomine Rufa”, by charter dated Nov 1202[519]

c)         [--- de Vendeuvre (-before Nov 1202).  Assuming that “neptis”, in the charter dated Nov 1202 quoted below, can be interpreted in its strict sense of niece, one of Marguerite’s parents was the donor’s sibling.]  m ---.  One child: 

i)          MARGUERITE (-after Apr 1234, maybe after 1246).  "Hulduinus...Lingonensis episcopus" noted that "Gaufridus domicellus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera" had donated property "in Communia Villiaci" to Montiéramey, with the support of “Hauvidis soror eiusdem Gaufredi et neptis eius Margareta, dominus Taillefers et uxor eius Clementia cognomine Rufa”, by charter dated Nov 1202[520].  Her marriage is indicated by the charter dated Mar 1206 (O.S.) under which [her father-in-law] "Jacobus de Durniaco" noted that "Girardus filius meus...de assensu Margarite uxoris sue" confirmed the donation to Montiéramey made by “Gaufredus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera[521].  The connection with Vendeuvre is confirmed by the following charter: "Girardus dominus Durnaii" donated revenue from "terciis nostri de Vendopera" to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarete”, by charter dated Apr 1234[522].  ["Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[523].  This charter seems late to refer to Gérard de Durnay who married in [1202/07] and his wife.]  m ([Nov 1202/Mar 1207]) GERARD de Durnay, son of JACQUES Seigneur de Durnay & his wife Agnes --- (-[after Apr 1234, maybe after 1246).  "Girardus dominus Durnaii" donated revenue from "terciis nostri de Vendopera" to the Teutonic Knights, with the consent of “uxoris mee Margarete”, by charter dated Apr 1234[524].  ["Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[525].] 

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d)         CLEMENCE “Rufa” (-after Nov 1202).  "Hulduinus...Lingonensis episcopus" noted that "Gaufridus domicellus filius defuncti Gaufredi de Vendopera" had donated property "in Communia Villiaci" to Montiéramey, with the support of “Hauvidis soror eiusdem Gaufredi et neptis eius Margareta, dominus Taillefers et uxor eius Clementia cognomine Rufa”, by charter dated Nov 1202[526].  Clémence was presumably another close relative of the donor.  It is unlikely that she was either his sister or his niece, as her name is not linked in the document to those of Hawise and Marguerite.  “Taillefer” has not been identified.  Baudouin d’Amance Seigneur d’Etrepy was nicknamed “Taillefer” around that time, but as this was a relatively common epithet it is not certain that he was the person indicated in the charter dated Nov 1202.  m --- “Taillefer”, son of --- (-after Nov 1202). 

 

 

Three brothers.  The name Roscelin suggests a relationship with the earliest Vandeuvre family shown above.  Their precise family connection with the Traînel family has not been ascertained. 

 

1.         GEOFFROY de Vandeuvre (-after Jun 1202).  "Garnerius...Trecensis episcopus" [Garnier de Traînel] confirmed that "consanguinei nostri Guido de Vendopera Cathalaunensis canonicus, Godefridus miles et Rocelinus fratres ipsius Guidonis" donated part "in decima Longi Patri ecclesie" to Montiéramey by charter dated Jun 1202[527]

2.         GUY de Vandeuvre .  Canon at Châlons: "Garnerius...Trecensis episcopus" [Garnier de Traînel] confirmed that "consanguinei nostri Guido de Vendopera Cathalaunensis canonicus, Godefridus miles et Rocelinus fratres ipsius Guidonis" donated part "in decima Longi Patri ecclesie" to Montiéramey by charter dated Jun 1202[528]

3.         ROSCELIN de Vandeuvre .  "Garnerius...Trecensis episcopus" [Garnier de Traînel] confirmed that "consanguinei nostri Guido de Vendopera Cathalaunensis canonicus, Godefridus miles et Rocelinus fratres ipsius Guidonis" donated part "in decima Longi Patri ecclesie" to Montiéramey by charter dated Jun 1202[529]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 4.    BASSIGNY, BOLENOIS

 

 

A.      COMTES de BASSIGNY

 

 

The county of Bassigny was located south of Joinville and north of Chaumont, in the present-day French departement of Haute-Marne[530].  Dubois assesses that the pagus Bassigniacus included La Marche and Neufchâteau (Vosges), Saint-Blin, Andelot, Chaumont, la Marne as far as Rolampont, Neuilly l’Evêque, Hortes, Pierre-Faite, la Saône and Bourbonne, all based around the basin of the source of the Meuse river[531].  He suggests that there is no evidence to support the statement that it became a county during the reign of Pépin King of the West Franks in [760], that its origin is probable traceable to the time of Emperor Louis “le Pieux”, and that references to counts of Bassigny only date from 937 when “Hugues comte du Bassigny et de Bologne, avec Gertrude son épouse et Gotzelin son fils” are named (he cites no source reference for this statement).  A further detailed description of the geographical limits of the county of Bassigny is provided by Grassot[532].  The county was broken up during the wars of Robert II King of France[533].  By the mid-13th century, its territory had been conquered by the comtes de Champagne who established an extensive bailliage centred on Chaumont[534]

 

The pagus Buloniensis was one of the ten pagi which were situated within the diocese of Langres, north of the county of Bassigny.  It was named after Bologne, now a small village in the canton of Vignory in the northern part of the bishopric[535]

 

 

1.         HUGUES, son of ROGER [II] Comte de Laon & his wife --- de Bassigny (-25 Aug 961, bur Reims Saint-Rémi)Comte de Bassigny.  The necrology of Reims Saint-Rémi records the death "VIII Kal Sep" of "Hugo filius Rogeri comitis"[536]

 

 

[Two] brothers, parents not known: 

1.         RICHARD (-[May 999/1005])Comte [de Bassigny, de Bologne, de Vigory et d'Andelot].  “Milo comes pagi Tornodorensis…et Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ” restored the monastery of Saint-Michel, naming property "in pago Brionense in villa Jasant" half of which was donated immediately and the other half "post excessum Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ", by charter dated Jul 980, signed by "Richardi comitis, Milonis"[537].  "…Richardi comitis, Rodgerii episcopi…" subscribed the charter dated May 999 donated Paray to Cluny[538]m LETGARDE, daughter of [MILO [II] Comte de Tonnerre & his wife Ingeltrude ---] (-after 1016).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[539].  Ernest Petit highlights that the same property was named in the charter dated Jul 980 in the name of Milo [II] Comte de Tonnerre and his wife Ingeltrude, and suggests therefore that Letgarde must have been their descendant[540]Europäische Stammtafeln[541] shows Letgarde as the daughter of "Wido proavus Milonis comitis", the latter referring presumably to the 1046 charter of Comte Milo [V].  However, the chronology appears to favour her being the daughter of Milo [II].  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation of "ecclesiam…in villa Islo-super-Mosam fluvium in comitatu Bassignacensi" by "matrona…Letgardis…soror Lamberti episcopi" [probably Bishop of Langres], undated but among other records of donations in the late 1020s[542].  Ernest Petit suggests that "soror" could be interpreted in this document as meaning sister-in-law as well as sister[543].  Richard & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROGER (-after 1022).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[544]

b)         [RICHARD (-end 1030).  "Leotgarda comitissa…ac filii mei Rogerii" donated "terram…in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel by charter dated to [1005], signed by "Rogerius comes, Richardus, Rainardus comes, Alberic, Erembertus vicecomes, Milo…"[545].  This document does not state specifically that Richard was another son of the donor but the position of his name in the list of subscribers suggests that this may be correct.  Bishop of Langres 1030] 

2.         [LAMBERT (-23 Aug 1030)Bishop of Langres .  The Chronicle of St Bénigne de Dijon records a donation of "ecclesiam…in villa Islo-super-Mosam fluvium in comitatu Bassignacensi" by "matrona…Letgardis…soror Lamberti episcopi" [probably Bishop of Langres], undated but among other records of donations in the late 1020s[546].  Ernest Petit suggests that "soror" could be interpreted in this document as meaning sister-in-law as well as sister[547].] 

 

 

 

B.      COMTES de BOLENOIS, SEIGNEURS de SEXFONTAINES

 

 

In the early 12th century, the castle of Sexfontaines was under the vassalship of the bishops of Langres, as confirmed by the bull dated [1105] under which Pope Pascal II confirmed the possession of numerous castles to the bishop of Langres, including “...castrum Saxonis Fontem...[548]

 

 

AIMON [II], son of [AIMON [I] [d'Auxois] & his wife ---] (-before [1034/46]).  His suggested origin is based on the following.  "Miles nobilis stemmatis linea progenitus…Vualo…cum sua iugali…Iudith" donated a serf to the abbey of Flavigny by undated charter[549].  It is noted in the compilation that Duchesne[550] adds a list of signatories, not in any of the surviving manuscripts, which includes "Vualonis, Iudith uxoris eius, Aymonis comitis fratris eius qui consensit, Hervei fratris eius alterius…".  If this correctly refers to Aimon [II], later Comte de Bolenois, he was presumably older than his brother Gauthier because of his position in the list.  He may even have been his father's oldest son, because of his title "comitis", but in this case it is curious that he is not named in any of his father's charters and in particular does not appear in his father's 1004 testament.  Comte de Bolenois.  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[551].  "Haymo [comes]" donated land near Sexfontaines castle to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated 1030 before Sep subscribed[552].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[553]

m (before [1017]) CUNIGUNDE, daughter of ---.  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[554].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[555]

Vicomte Aimon [II] & his wife had two children: 

1.         HENRI [Gérard] (-1034 or before).  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[556].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[557].  It is likely that "Heynricus" and "Girardi" in these two documents refer to the same person.  In both cases the name appears before that of "Ottonis", implying that Otto was the younger brother.  However, if there had been three brothers Henri, Gérard and Otto, it is likely that Gérard would also have been named in the earlier charter dated 1019.  It is clear that Henri (and also Gérard if he was a separate individual) died before his brother Otto, who is later recorded as his father's successor. 

2.         OTTO (-after [1034/46]).  Lambert Bishop of Langres granted the right of jouissance in the abbey of Sexfontaines to "Aimo…et uxori…Cunegundis cum duobus filiis…Heynricus…et Ottho" by charter dated 23 Jan 1019[558].  Hugues Bishop of Langres returned the church of Saint-Pierre de Meure to the abbey of Sexfontaines at the request of "Haymonis comitis" by charter dated 1034 subscribed by "Aymonis, Conigundis et filiorum eius Girardi et Ottonis"[559].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Bolenois.  "Comes Otto" donated property to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon in memory of "pater meus Aymo" by charter dated to [1034/46][560]

 

 

1.         --- de Sexfontaines (-[1172]).  Seigneur de SexfontainesThe Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Calvimontis, dominus Sauxifontis…domina Saxifontis fecit…” in De Barro[561].  This wording suggests that the seigneur de Sexfontaines was absent, dead or dying, to explain his being represented by his wife.  m ---.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Calvimontis, dominus Sauxifontis…domina Saxifontis fecit…” in De Barro[562].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...domina de Sessefonte ligia et castellum eius jurabile…” in De Feodis Barri super Albam[563].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Simon de ---, domina de Seisso Fonte…” in De Magnis Feodis[564].  Two children: 

a)         SIMON de Sexfontaines (-after 1224).  [The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Simon de ---, domina de Seisso Fonte…” in De Magnis Feodis[565].  The adjacent names suggests that “Simon de ---“ may have been Simon de Sexfontaines.]  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Simonis de Saxofonte...” in De Barri super Albam[566].  A charter dated [25] Dec 1214 records that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared joint succession of sons of his vassals, with their consent, including “...Simonis de Saxofonte...” in the list of vassals[567].  “Simon de Sexfontaine”, excommunicated by Haimard Bishop of Soissons for supporting Erard de Brienne-Ramerupt against Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, declared that the punishment had been lifted by charter dated Jun 1220[568].  “Simon seigneur de Sexfontaines” acknowledged that he held “le château de Sexfontaines” from Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne by charter dated Dec 1220[569].  “...Simonis de Saxofonte...” confirmed the charter dated 1224 under which Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne regulated the succession of fiefs[570]

b)         HENRI de Sexfontaines .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Henricus de Saxofonte ligius propter fratrem suum, tali modo quod si duos habeat heredes, unus eorum ligius erit. Feodum est Riocort et domus de Calvo Monte…” in De Calvo Monte[571]

 

2.         SIMON de Sexfontaines .  “Symon de Saissefonteinne dominus de Jonvile” swore allegiance to “Otho dux Meranie comes palatinus Burgundie” for “chessamentum Jonvile et castellaniam”, naming “heredem de uxore mea qui fuit filia domini Guidonis de Jonvile”, by charter dated Feb 1230 (O.S.)[572]m (before Feb 1231) ISABELLE de Jonvelle, daughter of GUY Seigneur de Jonvelle & his wife --- (-after 23 Jun 1263).  “Symon de Saissefonteinne dominus de Jonvile” swore allegiance to “Otho dux Meranie comes palatinus Burgundie” for “chessamentum Jonvile et castellaniam”, naming “heredem de uxore mea qui fuit filia domini Guidonis de Jonvile”, by charter dated Feb 1230 (O.S.)[573].  “Ysabeal dame de Jonville” swore allegiance to “Hugues comte palatin de Bourgoigne” for “Voisé” by charter dated 17 Jun 1263[574].  “Ysabels dame de Jonvile sor Sogne” accepted the decision of “Hugues cuens palatin et Aliz contesse palatine de Borgoigne” in a dispute between “moi...et mon si Symon de Sayssefontaine mon fil” and “Amey de Montbéliart segnor de Montfaucon...et son frère Thierri conte de Montbéliart” by charter dated 24 Jun 1263[575].  One child: 

a)         SIMON de Sexfontaines (-[5 Mar 1264/1265]).  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul promised to help the comte de Bourgogne “avec ses biens de Choiseul et d’Aigremont”, except for “ce que Simon de Sexfontaines tient de lui à Chauffour et de ce que le sire de Ray tient de lui à Pouilly”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[576].  “Ysabels dame de Jonvile sor Sogne” accepted the decision of “Hugues cuens palatin et Aliz contesse palatine de Borgoigne” in a dispute between “moi...et mon si Symon de Sayssefontaine mon fil” and “Amey de Montbéliart segnor de Montfaucon...et son frère Thierri conte de Montbéliart” by charter dated 24 Jun 1263[577].  “Symons sires de Sassefonteine” accepted a fief “à Veruz” from “Hugues conte palatin de Borgoigne et...Alis...” by charter dated 24 5 Mar 1263 (O.S.)[578]m ([Jul 1255/Aug 1258]) as her first husband, AGNES de Choiseul, daughter of RAINARD [III] Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Alix de Dreux (-after Oct 1293).  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[579].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul promised to help the comte de Bourgogne “avec ses biens de Choiseul et d’Aigremont”, except for “ce que Simon de Sexfontaines tient de lui à Chauffour et de ce que le sire de Ray tient de lui à Pouilly”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[580].  Considering that “le sire de Ray” was Jean’s brother-in-law, married to his sister Yolande (see above), the wording of this charter suggests that Simon de Sexfontaines was another brother-in-law married to Agnes.  The primary source which confirms Agnes’s first marriage more precisely has not been identified.  She married secondly (before 1268) Pierre Seigneur de La Fauche.  The primary source which confirms Agnes’s second marriage has not been identified.  She married thirdly ([May 1270/Jul 1273]) Jacques Seigneur de Bayon.  Père Anselme records that Jacques Seigneur de Bayon and Agnes his wife granted property “à Levernois de la succession de Raynard de Choiseul, frère d’Agnes” to “Henry de Bayon leur fils” by charter dated Oct 1293[581]

 

3.         MATHILDE de Sexfontaines (-before Dec 1285).  “Girard [error for Erard?] et Guillaume frères seigneurs de Lézinnes” declared that “feue Marguerite reine de Navarre” had granted revenue to “Mahaut de Sexfontaines femme dudit Guillaume” on her marriage, returnable if she died childless, by charter dated Jan 1263 (O.S.)[582].  The primary source which confirms the co-identity of the widow of Guillaume de Lézinnes and the second wife of Simon [III] Graf von Saarbrücken has not been identified (although the name, but not the family origin, of Simon’s wife’s first husband is confirmed in her testament quoted below).  “Simons cuens de Sarrebruche et sire de Comercey” donated property to Riéval for the anniversary of “nostre...compagne sa en arrierres...[qui] gist en laditte abbaye de Rievauls” by charter dated 20 Dec 1285[583].  The testament of “Mahaus [contesse de Sare]bruche et dame de Commercei”, dated May 1285, made charitable donations including “aus povres de Vile Hardewi“, requests payment of “ce je suis tenue à paier lou testament Willame mon mari”, and appoints “mon mari lou conte de Sarebruche...” as one of her executors[584]m firstly (before Jan 1264) GUILLAUME Seigneur de Lézinnes, son of GUILLAUME de Villehardouin Seigneur de Lézinnes et de Villy, Maréchal de Champagne & his wife Marguerite de Mello (-8 Nov 1264, bur Larivour).  m secondly ([1269]) as his second wife, SIMON [III] de Commercy Graf von Saarbrücken, son of SIMON [II] Seigneur de Commercy & his wife Mathilde von Saarbrücken (-[1307/09]). 

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de BOURBONNE

 

 

Bourbonne, now called Bourbonne-les-Bains, is located about 5 kilometres west of Châtillon-sur-Saône and Jonvelle, the same distance south of Aigremont, and about 20 kilometres north-east of Langres, in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne.  There is some indication of a connection between Bourbonne and the Choiseul family in the late 11th century, although this remains to be verified: Lacordaire noted that Renier Ier de Choiseul seigneur de Bourbonne et en partie de Coiffy, Vicq” founded the priory of Varennes “avec Renier de Nogent son beau-frère” by charter dated 1084[585].  A copy of the full text of this charter has not been found, but some details are confirmed by extracts from this or a related document quoted by Bonvallet: “Raynerius dominus Causeoli” requested the bishop of Langres to transfer Varennes priory to Molesme, witnessed by “Raynerius de Nogento eiusdem rei dator et laudator[586].  These details are insufficient to confirm whether Renier de Choiseul was actually stated to be seigneur de Bourbonne in the 1084 charter.  What is clear is that Lacordaire identified later seigneurs de Bourbonne as the seigneurs de Choiseul, probably resulting from confusion between the similar names Renier and Rainard, the possibility being that he connected the earliest Renier de Choiseul with Bourbonne in error.  The extracts quoted below show that, during the 12th century, a different family held an interest in Bourbonne.  This was transferred in the early 13th century to the seigneurs de Tilchâtel.  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul was recorded as seigneur de Bourbonne in the early 14th century, but the process by which he acquired the seigneurie has not been traced. 

 

 

1.         ROSCELIN (-after 1126).  Lacordaire records that Roscelin seigneur de Bourbonne” witnessed the charter dated 1126 under which “Ulric d’Aigremont et Adeline sa femme” donation property to Morimond abbey[587]

 

 

Two brothers: 

1.         DREUX (-before 1179).  Seigneur de Bourbonne.  He is named in the charter of his sons dated 1179.  m ---.  The name of Dreux’s wife is not known.  Dreux & his wife had two children:

a)         GERARD “Noblez” .  A charter dated 1179 records that Gerardus...et Petrus frater eius, Noblez cognominati, filii Drogonis domini de Borbona” claimed property donated by “pater eorum et Gerardus patruus eorum” had donated to Morimond and now confirmed the earlier donation[588]

b)         PIERRE “Noblez “ .  A charter dated 1179 records that Gerardus...et Petrus frater eius, Noblez cognominati, filii Drogonis domini de Borbona” claimed property donated by “pater eorum et Gerardus patruus eorum” had donated to Morimond and now confirmed the earlier donation[589]

2.         GERARD (-before 1179).  A charter dated 1179 records that Gerardus...et Petrus frater eius, Noblez cognominati, filii Drogonis domini de Borbona” claimed property donated by “pater eorum et Gerardus patruus eorum” had donated to Morimond and now confirmed the earlier donation[590]

 

 

1.         --- de Bourbonne (-after [1172]).  Seigneur de BourbonneThe Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus de Choisol, dominus Borbone Regnerus de Borbone fecit…” in De Barro[591]

 

2.         RENIER [I] de Bourbonne (-after 1182).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus de Choisol, dominus Borbone Regnerus de Borbone fecit…” in De Barro[592].  Their adjacent names suggest a close connection between Raynard de Bourbonne and the seigneur de Bourbonne.  It is possible that they were brothers or father and son.  Seigneur de Bourbonne.  “Rainerius dominus Borbonæ” donated property to Morimond by charter dated 1182[593]Lacordaire identifies the donor as Renier II de Choiseul dit le Jeune seigneur de Bourbonne[594].  However, none of the sources naming “Rainard [II] Seigneur de Choiseul” call him “Rainerius”, suggesting that the two names Renier and Rainard were different. 

 

 

[Three] siblings: 

1.         RENIER [II] de Bourbonne (-after 1207).  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de Bar-sur-Aube”, dated to [1201], include “…Renies de Borbone…[595].  “Rainerius dominus Borbonæ cum fratre suo Henrico” donated “molendinum cum batatorio...à Vada in via Sarcophagi” to Morimond by charter dated 1207[596]

2.         HENRI (-after 1207).  “Rainerius dominus Borbonæ cum fratre suo Henrico” donated “molendinum cum batatorio...à Vada in via Sarcophagi” to Morimond by charter dated 1207[597]

3.         [GUILLELME [de Bourbonne] (-23 Feb 1238).  Dame de Bourbonne [en partie].  Willaume” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Bourbonne, with the consent of “Guion mon mari seigneur de Tricastel et de Jehan et de Heugue mes fieux”, by charter dated 12 Mar 1204 (O.S.)[598].  The document does not specify Guillelme’s origin, but Lacordaire suggests that she was the sister of “Renier III Seigneur de Bourbonne”.  The primary source which confirms that this is correct has not been identified.  Guillelme’s shared interest in Bourbonne is confirmed by the charter dated 10 Sep 1320 (vidimus dated 11 Dec 1347) under which a copy of another charter (under which Louis, the future Louis X King of France, affirmed the jurisdiction of “Renardi de Choysello” [Bourbonne] over “Juxiaco ecclesia”) was sent to “Monseignor Renard de Choissuel et ma dame Guillaume de Borbone et les autres seignors qui de lours tennent ensemble tous les hommes et habitants de la ville de Bourbonne[599].  The necrology of Cîteaux records the death "VII Kal Mar" of "Wuillelma uxor domini Guidonis Tilecastri"[600].  An epitaph at Tilchâtel Saint-Florent records the death “1238 VII Kal Mar” of “Guillaumette dame de Trichastel[601]m GUY Seigneur de Tilchâtel, son of --- (-21 Jan 1241). 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CHAUMONT [en BASSIGNY]

 

 

Chaumont [en-Bassigny] is located in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne, about 15 kilometres north-west of Langres.  

 

 

1.         HUGUES [I] de Chaumont (-after 17 Mar 1066).  “Laici: Girardus Fontis Venne, Humbertus frater eius, Oddo de Monte Salvo, Aldo de Tile Castro, Hugo de Calvo monte, Rainerius de Norgenniaco” subscribed the charter dated 17 Mar 1066 which records a dispute between Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and “Constantius cognomento Rufinus” concerning wine sales[602]

 

 

Three brothers:

1.         GEOFFROY de Chaumont (-before [1126]).  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont donated property to Notre-Dame de Longuay by charter dated to [1100][603].  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont and his brothers Renier and Bérenger donated property at Montsaon to the priory of Saint-Didier de Langres by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[604].  Roussle is no doubt referring to the same charter when recording that “les seigneurs d’Ecot, de Sexfontaines et de Chaumont” donated their rights in Montsaon to the monks of Saint-Didier by charter dated 1101[605]m ---.  The name of Geoffroy’s wife is not known.  Geoffroy [I] & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES [II] de Chaumont .  Jolibois records that Hugues de Chaumont confirmed the donation made by his father Geoffroy de Chaumont to Notre-Dame de Longuay by charter dated to [1126][606]

2.         RENIER .  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont and his brothers Renier and Bérenger donated property at Montsaon to the priory of Saint-Didier de Langres by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[607]

3.         BERENGER .  Jolibois records that Geoffroy de Chaumont and his brothers Renier and Bérenger donated property at Montsaon to the priory of Saint-Didier de Langres by undated charter, dated to the early 12th century[608]

 

 

1.         RENIER de Chaumont .  Jolibois says that Renier [I] de Chaumont (whom he calls son of Hugues [II] de Chaumont without citing any primary source on which he bases this parentage) and Guy Seigneur de Nogent judged a dispute between the abbot of la Crête and “le chevalier Hugues de Bologne” by charter dated 1161[609]

 

2.         --- de ChaumontSeigneur de ChaumontThe Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Calvimontis…” in De Barro[610]

 

3.         JOSBERT de Chaumont .  Henri Comte de Champagne declared that his father had committed “l’avouerie de Condes et de Darmanne”, bought by the abbey of Saint-Rémy, to “Josbert de Chaumont”, by charter dated [29 Mar/16 Apr] [1187/88][611]m ---.  The name of Josbert’s wife is not known.  Josbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Chaumont .  His parentage is confirmed by the charter dated Dec 1205 quoted below.  m --- de Nogent, daughter of RENIER de Nogent & his wife ---.  “Renerus de Nogento” declared that “filius domini Ioiberti de Caluomonte” had married “filiam meam” and was vassal of Blanche comtesse de Champagne and owed “unum mensem custodiæ apud Caluummontem in anno de terra Agiuille et de furno et molendino Albæ Petræ” by charter dated Dec 1205[612]

 

4.         ROGER de Chaumont .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1201] includes “Hugo de Nigella tenebat medietatem de Reci de comite, Rogerus de Chaumont aliam medietatem et non sunt in scripto comitis...” in De Firmitate[613]

 

5.         MILON de Chaumont .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Milo de Calvo Monte…” in De Magnis Feodis[614].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “Milo de Chaumont...Odo de Aspero Monte, Bartholomeus de Nogento de feodo de Coom…Rericus vicecomes...” in De Firmitate[615]

 

 

 

E.      SEIGNEURS de CHOISEUL

 

 

Choiseul is today a small village in the canton of Clefmont, arrondissement of Chaumont, in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne.  There are considerable uncertainties about the reconstruction of the early generations of the Choiseul family as will be seen below.  The matter is complicated because parts of the early reconstruction are supported only by Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, a work of uncertain value which includes a chapter on the seigneurs de Choiseul[616].  Lillich, who provides background on Vignier’s works which he says were based on research in the bishopric’s early archives, comments that his writing “abounds in casual error and in hasty unexamined connections[617].  The reliability of specific parts of Vignier’s information is therefore uncertain, although some details can be corroborated against other primary source material.  The descent of this family recorded by Père Anselme is incorrect as it includes (among other inaccuracies) additional generations which are disproved by the primary sources quoted in the following section, although as noted below Anselme does cite several charters which have not been traced in other published primary source collections[618].  More recently Gilles Poissonnier has compiled a catalogue of surviving medieval charters of the Choiseul family[619]

 

 

1.         RENIER de Choiseul (-after [1101]).  Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[620]Lacordaire refers to the same document, noting that Renier Ier de Choiseul seigneur de Bourbonne et en partie de Coiffy, Vicq” founded the priory of Varennes “avec Renier de Nogent son beau-frère” by charter dated 1084[621].  A copy of the full text of this charter has not been found, but some details are confirmed by extracts from this or a related document quoted by Bonvallet: “Raynerius dominus Causeoli” requested the bishop of Langres to transfer Varennes priory to Molesme, witnessed by “Raynerius de Nogento eiusdem rei dator et laudator[622].  “Rainerius” donated property “in potestate Varennas in valle...Confeium” to Molesme, with the consent of “domni Roberti...episcopi [Lingonensis] et Rainerii de Nogent qui medietatem earundem rerum de me in beneficio habebat”, for the souls of “mee et conjugis mee Hermengardis”, by charter dated to [1101], subscribed by “Roberti episcopi, Rainerii, Rogerii filii eius, alterius Rainerii de Nojant, Bartholomei filii eius...[623]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 1084).  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[624]Renier & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ROGER de ChoiseulPère Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[625]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Rogerius filius Rainerii de Cosello” donated property “apud Spinolium” to Molesme, confirmed by the same donor after his return from Jerusalem, by charter dated to [1102][626].  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[627].  The date of the original donation is not known.  m ---.  The name of Roger’s wife is not known.  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres suggests that she was “Adeline d’Aigremont, fille d’Olric et d’Adeleinde”, doubting that the last named was the sister of Roger (see below)[628].  As noted below, another source names Adeline as Roger’s sister.  The problem is the charter dated 1158, cited by Père Anselme, which records that "Roger de Choiseul" had donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils"[629], the difficulty being whether “sa” in “sa femme” applies to Roger (as in the case of “Raynier de Choiseul son fils”) or to Olry d’Aigremont.  Roger & his wife had [four] children: 

i)          [FOULQUES de Choiseul (-[after 1147]).  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres names Foulques as oldest son of Roger, whom he succeeded and records that he was named as seigneur de Choiseul in a bull of Pope Eugene III dated 1147, adding that “il y a apparence qu’il n’a point eté marié” and died unmarried “avant l’an 1150 peut etre a la guerre de Syrie[630].  The Papal bull in question has not been traced to confirm the existence of this person.] 

ii)         RAYNARD [I] de Choiseul (-after 1157).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although the chronology suggests that he was the son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul.  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres records that Roger Seigneur de Choiseul had “trois fils”, but then proceeds to name four “Foulques, Rainard ou Renard, Willeric...et Regnier ou Renier[631]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard I” donated his rights over Grignoncourt and Les Gouttes to Morimond abbey, where he died as a monk, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[632]

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iii)        [RENIER de Choiseul (-after 1158).  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres records that Roger Seigneur de Choiseul had “trois fils”, but then proceeds to name four “Foulques, Rainard ou Renard, Willeric...et Regnier ou Renier[633].  The confirmation by “Raynier” of the following donation suggests that he was the oldest son, which raises the question whether the similar names “Rainard ou Renard...Regnier ou Renier” in fact refer to the same person whose name has been distorted in different sources.  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", the last named approving the donation of his father by charter dated 1158[634].] 

iv)       [VILAIN (-13 Mar, after 1170).  Prior of Varennes: Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres names “Willeric prieur de Varennes en 1140 ou environ” as son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul[635]Gallia Christiana names “Guillencus et Willencus” as abbot of Molesmes, named in charters between 1159 and 1162, but does not specify his family origin[636].  The introduction to the cartulary of Molesmes identifies the prior of Varennes with the abbot of Molesmes, but cites no primary source on which this co-identification is based[637].  “Henricum Trecensium comes palatinus” confirmed an agreement between “Guillencum Molismensem abbatem” and “Petrum Bristandum” by charter dated 1160[638].  According to Gallia Christiana, Abbot Vilain died in 1163 (“III Id Mar” in the necrology of Molesmes)[639].  The introduction to the cartulary of Molesmes indicates that Vilain was deposed as abbot in 1163 and retired to the priory of Varennes where he was living in 1170[640].] 

b)         ADELINE de Choiseul (-after 1126).  Père Anselme records that "Rainier seigneur de Choiseul" donated the church of Saint-Gengoul de Varennes to Molesme abbey, with the consent of "Ermengarde sa femme, de Roger et d’Adeline ses enfants", approved by Renaud Bishop of Langres by charter dated 1084[641].  [The primary source which confirms that Adeline was the same person as the wife of Odolric Seigneur d’Aigremont has not been identified: a charter dated 1126 records that “laicus...Johannes” was appointed to head the abbey of Morimond by “domino Odolrico de Acrimonte et...Adelina...uxore sua” who donated “terram...Galdenvillare” to the abbey, with the consent of “Fulco et Roierus et Gerardus filii Odolrici[642].  Père Anselme records that "Roger de Choiseul" donated pasturage rights to Saint-Gengoul de Varennes and Molesme, in the presence of "Ulric d’Aigremont, Adeline sa femme, de Renier de Nogent, de Geoffroy de Chaumont et de Raynier de Choiseul son fils", by charter dated 1158[643].  This date is late to apply to the sister of Roger de Choiseul and her husband.  m OLRY Seigneur d’Aigremont, son of FOULQUES Seigneur d’Aigremont & his first wife --- de Reynel.] 

 

 

RAYNARD [I] de Choiseul, son of ROGER Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife --- (-after 1157)The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified, although the chronology suggests that he was the son of Roger Seigneur de Choiseul.  Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres records that Roger Seigneur de Choiseul had “trois fils”, but then proceeds to name four “Foulques, Rainard ou Renard, Willeric...et Regnier ou Renier[644]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard I” donated his rights over Grignoncourt and Les Gouttes to Morimond abbey, where he died as a monk, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[645].  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[646].  

m HELOISE, daughter of --- (-after 1158).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[647].  Dubois names her “Haviz ou Hedwise de Vaudémont” but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[648].  It is presumably based on Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres which names “Eluise ou Hauuiz de Vaudemont” as Raynard’s wife, and suggests that she was the sister of “Gerard II Comte de Vaudemont[649].  Her alleged connection with the Vaudémont family has not been confirmed. 

Raynard [I] & his wife had two children: 

1.         FOULQUES de Choiseul (-after 1183).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157[650]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[651]The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus de Choisol, dominus Borbone Regnerus de Borbone fecit…” in De Barro[652]Père Anselme records that "Fouques Seigneur de Choiseul" settled disputes with Molesme by charter dated 1174[653]m ALIX, daughter of ---.  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[654].  Père Anselme states that "des mémoires" [unspecified] say that Alix was "fille de Guy de Brienne, nièce d’Erard comte de Brienne, de Milon seigneur de Bar-sur-Seine et de Gilbert seigneur de Conflans et tante de Humbert de Brienne roy de Naples, de Sicile et de Candie, et de Jean roy de Jerusalem"[655].  It has not proved possible to verify this statement.  Foulques & his wife had one child:  

a)         RAYNARD [II] de Choiseul (-[1216/Jun 1218]).  “Fulco dominus Caseoli” donated revenue “in censibus pratorum que sunt in potestate Varennarum...” to Molesme, with the consent of “uxoris mee Alais et filii mei Renardi”, by undated charter[656]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Henri Comte de Bar requested reimbursement of sums lent by Sicilians to “domino Renaldo de Choisello” and others by charter dated Dec 1190[657]The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Renaudus de Choisoil…quos habet apud Barrum ex parte Faucognias et de Chaufor et de Bodrivilla et de Weiesella…” in De Magnis Feodis[658]Père Anselme states that Raynard [II] founded a lamp at the church of Varennes, naming his brother Barthélemy, by charter dated 1208[659].  Père Anselme records that "Raynard II Seigneur de Choiseul" donated property at Banne to the church of Langres, in the presence of his wife Clémence, by charter dated 1210[660].  “Renaldus de Choisello" acknowledged a loan from "domina sua Blancha comitissa Trecensi palatina" by charter dated Nov 1210[661].  Dubois states that “Raynard II” was “chevalier banneret” in 1214, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[662].  Père Anselme records that "Raynard II Seigneur de Choiseul" donated an oven at Chesseaux to Molesme by charter dated 1216[663]m CLEMENCE [de Pouilly], daughter of --- (-after 1210).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard II Seigneur de Choiseul" donated property at Banne to the church of Langres, in the presence of his wife Clémence, by charter dated 1210[664].  Dubois names “Clémence de Pouilly” as the wife of Raynard [II] de Choiseul but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[665].  Grassot names her “Clémence de Pouilly ou de Traves”, also without citing any source[666].  Raynard [II] & his wife had one child: 

i)          RAYNARD [III] de Choiseul ([1195]-before Jun 1239).  Dubois names “Raynard III” as the son of Raynard [II] de Choiseul, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[667]Seigneur de Choiseul

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b)         BARTHELEMY de Choiseul (-after 1247).  Père Anselme states that Raynard [II] founded a lamp at the church of Varennes, naming his brother Barthélemy, by charter dated 1208[668].  Seigneur de Verecourt.  Père Anselme says that Barthélemy de Choiseul was still alive in 1247 when he was named with his sons “Barthelemy et Raynard de Choiseul” in a charter settling disputes with the bishop of Langres[669]m ---.  The name of Barthélemy’s wife is not known.  Barthélemy & his wife had two children: 

i)          BARTHELEMY de ChoiseulPère Anselme says that Barthélemy de Choiseul was still alive in 1247 when he was named with his sons “Barthelemy et Raynard de Choiseul” in a charter settling disputes with the bishop of Langres[670]

ii)         RAINARD de ChoiseulPère Anselme says that Barthélemy de Choiseul was still alive in 1247 when he was named with his sons “Barthelemy et Raynard de Choiseul” in a charter settling disputes with the bishop of Langres[671]

2.         OLRY de Choiseul (-after 1157).  Père Anselme records that "Raynard Seigneur de Choiseul" donated the dîmes of Choiseul to Molesme, with the consent of "sa femme[...Héloise]...ses enfans [...Fouques, Ulric]", by charter dated 1157, adding that Olry was “chanoine de Langres[672]

 

 

RAYNARD [III] de Choiseul, son of RAYNARD [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Clémence [de Pouilly] ([1195]-before Jun 1239).  Dubois names “Raynard III” as the son of Raynard [II] de Choiseul, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[673]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Dubois records that “Raynard III” donated his mill at Colombey to Morimond by charter dated 1224, and the right to hold a market at Choiseul in 1238, but does not cite the primary sources on which he bases this information[674].  “...Renardum de Chosolio..." is named among the guarantors in the charter dated 16 Jan [1235/36] which records the betrothal of "P. dux Britannie...Johanni de Britannia filio nostro" and “Theobaldus...rex Navarre, Campanie et Brie comes palatinus...filiam suam domiscellam Blancham[675].  He died before Jun 1239, the date of a charter issued by his widow (see below).  

m (Nov 1221) as her second husband, ALIX de Dreux, widow of GAUCHER Seigneur de Salins, daughter of ROBERT [II] Comte de Dreux & his second wife Yolande de Coucy ([1189]-1258, bur Morimond).  “G. comes Matisconensis et Viennæ” donated property to Salins Saint-Anatoile, for the soul of “Galcheri fratris sui domini Salinensis”, with the consent of “Alys quondam uxore dicti G”, by charter dated 1219[676].  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1221 under which “Renardus dominus Caseoli” granted dower to “Alaydi uxori meæ dominæ Salinensi[677], read together with the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which refers to one of the seven daughters (mentioned third in the list) of "comiti de Brana Roberto" and his wife Yolande as the wife of "Raynaldus de Casseblo"[678].  “Henricus dominus Sombernonis” acted as guarantor for “Alidi dominæ Caseoli” relating to a debt owed by “domino Galchero de Salinis quondam marito suo” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy, by charter dated Feb 1224[679].  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Charlier abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[680].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[681].  According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Aalis nobilis domina de Choiseul et de Salins[682]

Raynard [III] & his wife had five children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Choiseul ([1222/25]-[20 Dec 1308/Mar 1309], bur Morimond).  Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Domina Aalidis domina Caseoli, relicta domini Renardi quondam domini Caseoli” confirmed the donation of property made by “dominus Vuillelmus de Jevegney miles, filius quondam domini Liebaudi de Jevegney” to Charlier abbey, with the consent of “Joannes filius meus”, by charter dated Jun 1239[683].  “Jean seigneur de Choiseul et sa femme Alix fille du seigneur d’Aigremont” made homage to the bishop of Langres “pour la terre de Choiseul” by charter dated Dec 1246[684].  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[685].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[686].  “Jehans sires de Choisuel” agreed to support “Hugom conte palatin de Borgoigne et à...Alis...sa feme” against “le roy de Navarre, conte de Champagne”, who had invaded “en Luxeu” [Luxeuil], and opened Choiseul and Aigremont to them by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[687].  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont et noble dame Bertremette dite Aalis sa femme” donated “les dismes...de Franoy et de Saxures” to Morimond by charter dated 1296[688].  “Jean sire de Choiseul” donated property to Morimond, for the soul of “feue Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme”, by charter dated May 1302[689].  Seigneur de Bourbonne: “Johannes dominus de Caseolo et dominus Borbonis in parte et dominus Joannes eius primogenitus” founded a hospital at Bourbonne, in execution of the testament of “domine Bartolomete dictæ Alix uxoris quondam dicti domini Caseoli”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1304[690].  “Jean sire de Choiseul” refers to his donation of property to Morimond in May 1302 in a charter dated 20 Dec 1308[691].  He was deceased in Mar 1309, the date of a charter of his son Jean (see below).  [A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Jehan...sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” who died “1308 au mois de mars” linked with “Dame Anne de Choiseul femme dudit messire Jehan...fille de Messire Philippe Baron de Lanques” who died 15 May 1413[692].  If Anne’s date of death is correctly recorded, it is chronologically impossible for her to have been the wife of Jean [I] de Choiseul.  This suggests that the epitaphs in Morimond, even if correctly recorded in 1661, were late creations reconstructed from inaccurate earlier records.  If that is correct, both this epitaph and all the other epitaphs quoted below in this section should be treated with some caution.  It should also be noted that these epitaphs, cited in the present document with Arabic numbers, record dates in Roman numerals (sometimes rather creatively) which provides scope for accidental error through omission of letters.]  m [firstly] (before Dec 1246) BARTHOLOMETTE [Alix] d’Aigremont, daughter of RENIER [II] Seigneur d’Aigremont & his wife --- (-before May 1302).  Dubois names “Berthemette d’Aigremont dite Aalis” as the wife of Jean [I] de Choiseul, and in a later passage records her ancestry, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[693][694].  “Jean seigneur de Choiseul et sa femme Alix fille du seigneur d’Aigremont” made homage to the bishop of Langres “pour la terre de Choiseul” by charter dated Dec 1246[695].  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[696].  “Jehan sire de Choisuel et d’Aigremont et noble dame Bertremette dite Aalis sa femme” donated “les dismes...de Franoy et de Saxures” to Morimond by charter dated 1296[697].  “Jean sire de Choiseul” donated property to Morimond, for the soul of “feue Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme”, by charter dated May 1302[698].  “Johannes dominus de Caseolo et dominus Borbonis in parte et dominus Joannes eius primogenitus” founded a hospital at Bourbonne, in execution of the testament of “domine Bartolomete dictæ Alix uxoris quondam dicti domini Caseoli”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1304[699].  [m secondly ALIX de Nanteuil, daughter of --- (-1318, bur Morimond).  This supposed second marriage is dubious.  Dubois indicates that an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Jehan sire de Choiseul, Meuvy, Coiffy, Aigremont, connestable de Bourgogne” who died May 1308 and “Alix de Nanteuil son épouse” who died in 1318[700].  It is clear that this report of the epitaph is incorrect: the letter dated 4 Feb 1661, which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Alix de Nanteuil Dame de Choiseul” who died in 1318 without linking her to Jean [I][701].  As noted above, the same 1661 letter records another epitaph which links Jean [I] to another wife, although such a marriage was chronologically impossible, indicating that that epitaph must be inaccurate.  It should be noted that Jean [I] would have been around 80 years old at the time of this supposed second marriage which, although not impossible, is unlikely especially considering that the marriage would not have been motivated by the need for a male heir as he already had sons by his earlier wife.  Poissonnier’s catalogue of Choiseul charters includes no document in which Jean [I]’s supposed second wife is named.  If Alix de Nanteuil was not the second wife of Jean [I], the only other possible seigneur de Choiseul who could have been her husband was Gauthier (see below) whose wife has not otherwise been identified.  This assumes that Alix’s date of death is incorrectly recorded in her epitaph.  Grassot names “Alix de Nanteuil” as the wife of Gauthier, without citing any source to support his statement[702].]  Jean [I] & his [first] wife had five children: 

a)         ALIX de Choiseul (before Jan 1254-[Mar 1312/28 Aug 1335]).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[703].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Jan 1254 with the consent of “Bretremette sa femme et d’Alix sa fille[704].  This document suggests that Alix was Jean’s oldest surviving child.  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Apr 1270 with the consent of his children “Jean, Rénier, Alix and Jeanne[705].  Père Anselme records that Etienne Seigneur d’Oiselet and his wife Alix “fille du noble baron Jean sire de Choiseul” sold property “au finage de Dampierre” to Morimond by charter dated 1291[706].  The identity of Alix’s husband in the Oiselet family is unclear.  Europäische Stammtafeln names two persons named Etienne d’Oiselet who married a member of the Choiseul family[707]: (1) Etienne Seigneur de la Villeneuve, son of Etienne [I] Baron d’Oiselet, married as his first wife to “Alix (Yolande) de Choiseul, wid. of Jean de Ray, daughter of Jean [I] †1303”, which must be incorrect at least in part as the wife of Jean de Ray was the sister of Jean [I] (see below) and Alix, daughter of Jean [I], survived her husband; and (2) Etienne [II] Baron d’Oiselet, son of Guillaume [I] Baron d’Oiselet (shown as older brother of Etienne Seigneur de la Villeneuve), married “before 1297, Yolande de Choiseul †5 Dec 1310”, whose death must be incorrect if she was in fact Alix daughter of Jean [I].  The chronology suggests that (2) is the more likely case.  She was named, alive, in a charter dated Mar 1312[708].  A charter dated 28 Aug 1335 names Jean [II] Seigneur de Choiseul and his sister Alix “dame de Laferté”, apparently deceased at the time, “pour cause de son partage de Choiseul et d’Aigremont[709].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661, which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Dame Alix de Choiseul femme de Monseigneur Estienne d’Oyselet“ who died 1301 “Alias: 1303[710].  The source dated Mar 1312 cited above shows that the dates in this epitaph are incorrect.  m ETIENNE d’Oiselet Baron d’Oiselet, son of GUILLAUME Baron d’Oiselet & his wife Marguerite de Vienne (-19 Aug 1324). 

b)         JEAN [II] de Choiseul ([Jan 1254/Jan 1260]-Jan 1337, bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife, adding that Jean [II] was “connétable du duc Robert II de Bourgogne et qualifié par lui son cousin”, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[711].  His absence from the charter dated Jan 1254 in which Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul names his daughter Alix suggests that Jean [II] was born after this date.  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Jan 1260 with the consent of his son Jean[712].  “Johannes dominus de Caseolo et dominus Borbonis in parte et dominus Joannes eius primogenitus” founded a hospital at Bourbonne, in execution of the testament of “domine Bartolomete dictæ Alix uxoris quondam dicti domini Caseoli”, by charter dated 2 Apr 1304[713]Seigneur de Choiseul.  “Jean sire de Choiseul” confirmed a donation to Morimond made by Clémence de Pouilly in 1300, made at that time with the consent of “Jean sire de Choiseul” [presumably his father], by charter dated Mar 1309[714].  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[715].  “Jean sire de Choiseul...avec son fils aîné Gautier” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Meuvy by charter dated Jun 1333[716].  Jean and his son Gauthier are named in a charter dated Jun 1336[717].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Jehan...sire de Choiseul” who died “1336 au mois de janvier” [presumably O.S.][718]m ALIX de Grancey, daughter of --- (-Apr 1320, bur Morimond).  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[719].  The primary source which confirms her precise parentage has not been identified.  Alix is named as wife of Jean [II] in charters dated 13 Jan 1319 and 29 Jan 1319, but is absent from a charter dated 27 May 1320[720].  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Dame Alix de Grancey Dame de Choiseul” who died “1320 au mois d’avril[721].  Jean [II] & his wife had three children: 

i)          JEAN de Choiseul (-[before Jun 1333]).  Père Anselme records that Jeanne de Choiseul was married by “son père et Jean son frère” to “Harvier sire de Saffres chevalier” by charter dated 5 Jun 1323[722].  If this document is correctly reported, the association of Jean with his father in the marriage contract of his sister suggests that he was then his father’s oldest son.  If that is correct, Jean must have died before Jun 1333 when his brother Gauthier is named as his father’s oldest son. 

ii)         GAUTHIER de Choiseul (-1 Mar 1342, bur Morimond).  “Jean sire de Choiseul...avec son fils aîné Gautier” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Meuvy by charter dated Jun 1333[723]Seigneur de Choiseul

-         see below

iii)        JEANNE de Choiseul (-before Oct 1330[724]).  Père Anselme records that Jeanne was married by “son père et Jean son frère” to “Harvier sire de Saffres chevalier” by charter dated 5 Jun 1323 under which she received “les seigneuries de Vivez et de Moilleron” relating to which she negotiated with “Gautier de Choiseul son frère” by charter dated 2 Feb 1324[725]m (contract 5 Jun 1323) as his first wife, HERVE Seigneur de Saffres, son of ---. 

c)         JEANNETTE de Choiseul (-after Apr 1270).  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[726].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Apr 1270 with the consent of his children “Jean, Rénier, Alix and Jeanne[727]

d)         RENIER [I] de Choiseul ([1255/65]-after Aug 1311).  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul issued a charter dated Apr 1270 with the consent of his children “Jean, Rénier, Alix and Jeanne[728].  Seigneur d’Aigremont. 

-        SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT

e)         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-after 20 Apr 1334, bur Morimond).  “Rénier et Renard chevaliers fils de Jean sire de Choiseul” confirm a charter dated Apr 1305[729].  Seigneur de Bourbonne: “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[730].  Seigneur de Bazincourt: “Renard de Choiseul chevalier sire de Bourbonne et de Bazincourt” is named in a charter dated 29 Aug 1333[731].  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Reynard de Choiseul sire de Bourbonne” without any date of death[732]m firstly ALIX, daughter of --- (-27 Oct 1311, bur Morimond).  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Alix Dame de Sully [error for Sailly?] et de Borbonne et ses fils Jehans” who died “1311 la vigile de Saint Simon et Saint Jude[733].  According to Père Anselme, she was ALIX de Joinville Dame de Sailly, daughter of GUY de Joinville Seigneur de Sailly & his wife Marguerite d’Oiselet[734].  The primary source which confirms this parentage has not been identified, although if it is correct that her daughter’s son succeeded as Seigneur de Sailly (see below), it is likely that Anselme is right.  m secondly ISABELLE de Bazincourt, daughter of ---.  “Renard de Choiseul chevalier sire de Bourbonne et de Bazincourt” is named in a charter dated 29 Aug 1333[735].  The reference to Raynard’s second seigneurie suggests a second marriage, with the heiress of Bazincourt.  This is confirmed by the charter dated Aug 1340 which names “Isabeau de Bazincourt veuve de Renard de Choiseul[736].  Raynard & his first wife had two children: 

i)          JEAN de Choiseul (-27 Oct 1311, bur Morimond).  The letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Alix Dame de Sully et de Borbonne et ses fils Jehans” who died “1311 la vigile de Saint Simon et Saint Jude[737]

ii)         ISABELLE de Choiseul (-before 1319).  According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Guillaume de Vergy” and “Isabeau de Choiseul sa femme” who died “1300 et ----[738].  This epitaph is not recorded in the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs of other members of the Choiseul family.  According to Europäische Stammtafeln, Guillaume de Vergy, whose first wife was Isabelle de Choiseul, died “[13 Jun/10 Dec] 1360”[739].  If it is correct, as shown in the same table, that his parents married in 1263, this date of death is very late.  Europäische Stammtafeln also shows this couple’s son succeeding as Seigneur de Bourbonne and Seigneur de Sailly, which if correct suggests that Isabelle’s parentage is correctly shown here.  The right to the seigneurie de Bourbonne passed to her children, long after she died, as shown by the charter dated Jul 1338 under which Philippe VI King of France notified that “Guillaume de Vergy sire de Mirebel chevalier” claimed “le chastel de Bourbonne...pour cause de ses enfanz” and confirmed his grant of the castle[740]m as his first wife, GUILLAUME de Vergy Seigneur de Mirebeau, son of JEAN de Vergy Seigneur de Fouvent, de Champlitte et d’Autrey & his wife Marguerite de Noyers (-[13 Jun/10 Dec] 1360).  Seigneur de Bourbonne, de iure uxoris

2.         RAYNARD de Choiseul .  Treasurer at Reims: “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[741]

3.         YOLANDE de Choiseul .  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[742].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul promised to help the comte de Bourgogne “avec ses biens de Choiseul et d’Aigremont”, except for “ce que Simon de Sexfontaines tient de lui à Chauffour et de ce que le sire de Ray tient de lui à Pouilly”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[743].  [A letter dated 4 Feb 1661, recording epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Yoland de Choiseul qui fut dame de Ricey et de Montferrant“ who died “1310 au mois d’avril[744].  It is not known whether this epitaph refers to Yolande daughter of Raynard [III] Seigneur de Choiseul.  If it does, the places over which she was “dame” suggest that she derived the titles from a second marriage as no record has been found to indicate that Jean de Ray was seigneur of these locations.]  m (before Aug 1252) JEAN de Ray, son of ---. 

4.         ROBERT de Choiseul (-1280, bur Morimond). “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[745].  “Alix domina de Treva” exchanged property with Charlieu abbey, with the consent of “Joannes dominus de Chosuel miles et Robertus domicellus frater eius, filii Aalix predictæ”, by charter dated Apr 1256[746].  Seigneur de Traves.  According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Robert de Choiseul seigneur de Traves et Isabelle de Rougemont sa femme” who died 1280 and 1290[747].  This epitaph is not recorded in the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs of other members of the Choiseul family.  m [ISABELLE de Rougemont, daughter of THIBAUT [III] Seigneur de Rougemont & his wife --- (-1290, bur Morimond).  According to Dubois, an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “Robert de Choiseul seigneur de Traves et Isabelle de Rougemont sa femme” who died 1280 and 1290[748].  This epitaph is not recorded in the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs of other members of the Choiseul family.  The accuracy of Dubois’s report cannot therefore be judged.]  Robert & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-before 1293).  “Renardus de Choiseul domicellus filius domini Roberti de Choiseul et Margarita uxor eius filia Henrici quondam domini Branciduni” ratified the sale of land by [his father-in-law] Henri de Brancion, with the consent of “Robertus de Choiseul dominus de Trave”, by charter dated Feb 1272[749]m (before Feb 1272) MARGUERITE de Brancion, daughter of HENRI Grossus Seigneur de Brancion & his second wife Fauque de Poinrere.  “Madame Fauque fille Monseignor Guillaume de la Poinrere...cey en arriers femme Monseignor Henri de Brancion” confirmed the sale of “Brancion...Usseles...Baumont...” to Hugues IV Duke of Burgundy by her husband, while making some provision for “la fille de la devant dite Dame Fauque et dou devant dit Henri...Marguerite”, by charter dated Feb 1261[750].  “Renardus de Choiseul domicellus filius domini Roberti de Choiseul et Margarita uxor eius filia Henrici quondam domini Branciduni” ratified the sale of land by [his father-in-law] Henri de Brancion, with the consent of “Robertus de Choiseul dominus de Trave”, by charter dated Feb 1272[751]

b)         [MARGUERITE de Choiseul (-[after 1283]).  Courcelles states that she was Marguerite, wife of Liébaud [IV] de Bauffremont, was “fille de Robert de Choiseul chevalier sire de Traves, de Scey, de Granville, et d’Isabelle de Rougemont, et petite-fille de Renaud de Choiseul”, that she was “dame de Scey-sur-Saône”, and records that she and her husband were named in a charter dated 1283 (no citation reference)[752].  If Marguerite was a member of the Choiseul family, the chronology suggests that this parentage may be correct.  [“Libaldus dominus de Biaffroimont miles filius Agnetis quondam comitisse Ferretensis” donated property to Toul, with the consent of "uxoris mee M. de Caseolo et Galteri fratris mei electi Tullensis et Hugonis et Petri fratrum meorum", for the soul of “Petri patris mei quondam domini de Biaffroimont”, by charter dated Mar 1271[753].]  Léopold Delisle raised serious doubts about the authenticity of this document, as discussed in the introduction to the chapter dealing with the seigneurs de Bauffremont[754].  It is not known whether any of the information relating to Marguerite is correct or even whether this Marguerite ever existed.  If Liébaud did marry Marguerite, she would have been his first wife.  A document dated 1302 (see Bauffremont) shows that Marguerite was not the mother of Liébaud’s sons Gauthier and Huard.  That document lists the properties divided between Gauthier and his brother.  These properties do not include Scey-sur-Saône.  m [as his first wife,] LIEBAUD [IV] Seigneur de Bauffremont, son of PIERRE [I] Seigneur de Bauffremont & his wife Agnes de Vergy (-[Oct] 1302).] 

5.         AGNES de Choiseul (-after Oct 1293).  “Jean sire de Choiseul et d’Aigremont” confirmed a donation, with the consent of “Bertremette dite Alix dame d’Aigremont sa femme et de ses frères Renard trésorier de Reims et Robert damoiseau, de ses sœurs Yoleas femme de Jean de Ray et Agnes”, by charter dated Aug 1252[755].  Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul promised to help the comte de Bourgogne “avec ses biens de Choiseul et d’Aigremont”, except for “ce que Simon de Sexfontaines tient de lui à Chauffour et de ce que le sire de Ray tient de lui à Pouilly”, by charter dated 20 Aug 1258[756].  Considering that “le sire de Ray” was Jean’s brother-in-law, married to his sister Yolande (see above), the wording of this charter suggests that Simon de Sexfontaines was another brother-in-law married to Agnes.  The primary source which confirms Agnes’s first marriage more precisely has not been identified.  The primary source which confirms Agnes’s second marriage has not been identified.  Père Anselme records that Jacques Seigneur de Bayon and Agnes his wife granted property “à Levernois de la succession de Raynard de Choiseul, frère d’Agnes” to “Henry de Bayon leur fils” by charter dated Oct 1293[757]m firstly ([Jul 1255/Aug 1258]) SIMON de Sexfontaines, son of --- (-[1263/65]).  m secondly (before 1268) PIERRE Seigneur de La Fauche, son of HUGUES [IV] Seigneur de La Fauche & his wife --- (-[May 1270/1272]).  m thirdly ([May 1270/Jul 1273]) JACQUES Seigneur de Bayon, son of HENRI de Lorraine Seigneur de Bayon & his first wife Damete [de Pesmes] (-after 14 Sep 1304). 

 

 

The parentage of the following person has not been ascertained.  It is unlikely that he was Raynard de Choiseul Seigneur de Bourbonne et de Bazincourt (son of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul, died after 20 Apr 1334, see above) as neither Bourbonne nor Bazincourt are named in the sources quoted below.  He could have been an otherwise unrecorded son of Raynard Seigneur de Bourbonne (by his first wife) or of Jean [II] Seigneur de Choiseul.  He could also have been a descendant of Robert de Choiseul Seigneur de Traves. 

 

1.         RAYNARD de Choiseul (-after 20 Apr 1334).  Governor of Lille: “Renard de Choisuel, chevalier et gouverneur de Lille” swore allegiance to Philippe Comte de Valois, Regent of France by charter dated 22 Feb 1327 (O.S.)[758].  “Renard de Choiseul chevalier, gouverneur de Lille” is named in a charter dated 20 Apr 1334[759]

 

 

GAUTHIER de Choiseul, son of JEAN [II] Seigneur de Choiseul & his wife Alix de Grancey (-1 Mar 1342, bur Morimond).  “Jean sire de Choiseul...avec son fils aîné Gautier” granted privileges to the inhabitants of Meuvy by charter dated Jun 1333[760].  Jean and his son Gauthier are named in a charter dated Jun 1336[761]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Gauthier Seigneur de Choiseul is named in a charter dated 28 Oct 1337[762].  Père Anselme records that Gauthier Seigneur de Choiseul confirmed donations to Morimond by charter dated 1341[763].  Gauthier Seigneur de Choiseul is named in a charter dated 29 Nov 1341[764].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Gautier Sire de Choiseul chevalier” who died “1341 le 1er de mars” [presumably O.S.][765]

m --- (-[1343/49]).  The name of Gauthier’s wife has not been corroborated.  As discussed under the possible second wife of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul (see above), Grassot names “Alix de Nanteuil” as his wife without citing any source to support his statement[766].  If that identification is correct, Alix’s date of death must be misrecorded in her epitaph at Morimond (“Alix de Nanteuil Dame de Choiseul” who died in 1318[767]).  Poissonnier’s catalogue of Choiseul charters includes no document in which Gauthier’s wife is named.  The date of his wife’s death is fixed by a charter dated 18 Oct 1351 under which [her daughter] Jeannotte de Choiseul, nun at Rougemont, confirmed receipt of annual revenue from her brother Jean [III] Seigneur de Choiseul and gave a general receipt for all payments made for all past periods “depuis le décès de leur mère jusqu’à ce jour[768].  This indicates that their mother had died at least two years before the date of the charter, and suggests that Gauthier had predeceased her after which she had started paying annual revenue to her daughter.  This suggestion would be consistent with Gauthier’s wife being Alix de Nanteul, assuming that “1318” in the epitaph was an error for “1348”. 

Gauthier & his wife had four children: 

1.         JEAN [III] de Choiseul (-before 1361).  Seigneur de ChoiseulPère Anselme records that Jean II King of France granted permission for Guy Seigneur de Choiseul to sell “la garde de Morimond” by charter dated Jun 1362 and that the (undated?) contract signed with Thomas de Romain abbé de Morimond donations made “du tems de messire Jean et Mr Henry de Choiseul ses frères” were taken into account in setting the price[769].  Poissonnier includes this contract in his catalogue, a charter dated 29 Feb 1363[770]

2.         HENRI de Choiseul (-before Jun 1361).  Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that Jean II King of France granted permission for Guy Seigneur de Choiseul to sell “la garde de Morimond” by charter dated Jun 1362 and that the (undated?) contract signed with Thomas de Romain abbé de Morimond donations made “du tems de messire Jean et Mr Henry de Choiseul ses frères” were taken into account in setting the price[771].  Poissonnier includes this contract in his catalogue, a charter dated 29 Feb 1363[772]

3.         GUY de Choiseul (-[14 Aug 1413/1418], bur Morimond).  Dubois names “Guy” as the son of Jean [III] de Choiseul and his wife, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[773].  According to Père Anselme Guy was the brother of Gauthier[774], but this looks unlikely to be correct considering the estimated birth date of Guy’s wife.  Seigneur de Choiseul.  Père Anselme records that Guy Seigneur de Choiseul divided “à cause de sa femme...la seigneurie de Montaiguillon” with “Miles de Noyers chevalier comte de Joigny et Jean de Noyers seigneur de Rimaucourt”, inherited from their parents, by charter dated 11 Jun 1361[775].  Père Anselme records that Jean II King of France granted permission for Guy Seigneur de Choiseul to sell “la garde de Morimond” by charter dated Jun 1362 and that the (undated?) contract signed with Thomas de Romain abbé de Morimond donations made “du tems de messire Jean et Mr Henry de Choiseul ses frères” were taken into account in setting the price[776].  Poissonnier includes this contract in his catalogue, a charter dated 29 Feb 1363[777].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Monseigneur Guy de Choiseul chevalier et Madame Jeanne de Noyers sa femme Dame dudit Choiseul fille de feu le Conte Jehan de Joigny, niepce du bon comte Henry de Vaudemont seigneur de Joinville“ [no dates of death][778].  According to Père Anselme, Guy died 9 Mar 1365[779].  The basis for this date has not been traced, but it is obviously incorrect as shown by the following charters.  Guy de Choiseul and Jeanne de Noyers his wife are named in charters dated 1390, 1 Jan 1393, 30 May 1399 and 3 Mar 1404 (N.S.)[780].  “Guy sire de Choiseul chevalier” acknowledged obligations by charter dated 14 Aug 1413[781]m (before 11 Jun 1361) JEANNE de Joigny, daughter of JEAN de Noyers Comte de Joigny & his first wife Jeanne de Joinville ([after 1344]-[3 Mar 1404/1407]).  Dubois names “Jeanne de Joigny” as the wife of Guy de Choiseul but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[782].  Père Anselme records that Guy Seigneur de Choiseul divided “à cause de sa femme...la seigneurie de Montaiguillon” with “Miles de Noyers chevalier comte de Joigny et Jean de Noyers seigneur de Rimaucourt”, inherited from their parents, by charter dated 11 Jun 1361[783].  A letter dated 4 Feb 1661 records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, including “Monseigneur Guy de Choiseul chevalier et Madame Jeanne de Noyers sa femme Dame dudit Choiseul fille de feu le Conte Jehan de Joigny, niepce du bon comte Henry de Vaudemont seigneur de Joinville“ [no dates of death][784].  According to Père Anselme, Jeanne died 15 Oct 1374[785].  The basis for this date has not been traced, but the following sources show that it is incorrect.  Guy de Choiseul and Jeanne de Noyers his wife are named in charters dated 1390, 1 Jan 1393, 30 May 1399 and 3 Mar 1404 (N.S.)[786].  She died before 1407, the date of the charter in which her four children refer to her as deceased.  Guy & his wife had four children: 

a)         GAUCHER de Choiseul (-after 1407).  “Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[787]

b)         AYME de Choiseul (-1425).  “Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[788].  Seigneur de Montaiguillon: Amé de Choiseul Seigneur de Montaiguillon is named in charters dated 20 Jun 1412, 10 Sep 1412, 14 Jun 1414, and 1 Jan 1417 (N.S.)[789]Seigneur de Choiseul.  Aymé Seigneur de Choiseul is named as such for the first time in a charter dated 1418[790].  Dubois names “Amé de Choiseul, de Noyers et Montaiguillon, conseiller et chambellan de Jean duc de Bourgogne” as successor of Guy de Choiseul but does not specify his parentage, and adds that, as prisoner of the English near Calais, he requested the monks of Morimond to help him pay his ransom, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[791]m as her second husband, CLAUDE de Grancey Dame de Chassenay, widow of PHILIPPE de Chauvirey Seigneur de Bussières, daughter of ROBERT de Grancey Seigneur de Courcelles et de Meursault & his wife Jeanne de Beaujeu-sur-Saône (-1439, bur Morimond).  An inscription at Morimond records the burial of “madame Claude de Grancey...dame de Choiseul et de Chasseanuy et femme de feu messire Edme de Choiseul seigneur desdits lieux” who died 1439[792].  She married thirdly Jean de Mello Seigneur de Saint-Parise.  The primary sources which confirm her parentage and three marriages have not been identified.  Aymé & his wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Choiseul (-after 1474).  Dubois names “Jeanne de Choiseul, fille unique d’Amé”, adding that she “porta ces terres en mariage en 1420 à Etienne sire d’Anglure, chambellan de Henri roi d’Angleterre”, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases this information[793]Dame de Choiseulm firstly (1420) ETIENNE Seigneur d’Anglure, son of ---.  m secondly JEAN de Blaisy, son of --- (-before 10 Apr 1453).  m thirdly JACQUES de Louan, son of --- (-before 1462). 

c)         GERARD de Choiseul (-after 1411).  “Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[794].  “Girard de Choiseul sire de Payns” swore homage by charter dated 1411[795].  Dubois states that “Girard de Choiseul, fils puîné de Guy et de Jeanne de Joigny” married Rolline, only daughter of “Guy II Seigneur de Clémont” and his wife “Marguerite de Vieuchâtel”, and was ancestor of the branch of Choiseul-Clémont” extinct in the 17th century, and other junior branches, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[796]m ROLLINE de Clefmont, daughter of GUY [II] Seigneur de Clefmont & his wife Marguerite de Vieuchâtel.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not been identified. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT[797]

d)         ALIX de Choiseul (-after 1407).  Gaucher, Aymé et Girard de Choiseul, chevaliers, et Alix de Choiseul, frères et sœurs, enfants de Guy sire de Choiseul” swore homage for “Payns, à cause fe feue Jeanne de Noyers, leur mère” by charter dated 1407[798]

4.         JEANNOTTE de Choiseul (-after 18 Oct 1351).  Nun at Rougemont.  Jeannotte de Choiseul, nun at Rougemont, confirmed receipt of annual revenue from her brother Jean [III] Seigneur de Choiseul and gave a general receipt for all payments made for all past periods “depuis le décès de leur mère jusqu’à ce jour”, by charter dated 18 Oct 1351[799]

 

 

 

F.      SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT (CHOISEUL)

 

 

Aigremont is located about 10 kilometres north-west of Bourbonne-les-Bains, the same distance south-east of Choiseul, and 40 kilometres north-east of Langres, in the present-day French département Haute-Marne, arrondissement Langres, canton Bourbonne-les-Bains.  It was brought into the Choiseul family with the marriage of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul (see above Part C).  Some details of earlier seigneurs d’Aigremont are set out in Jacques Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, a work of uncertain value which includes a chapter on the early seigneurs d’Aigremont[800].  As noted in the introduction to CHOISEUL, this work is of uncertain value although Vignier states that he used primary source documentation (much of which has since disappeared).  Reconstructing the early generations of descent from Renier [I] de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont is problematic.  The reconstruction shown below reflects what appears to be a logical interpretation of the sources, but in light of lingering doubts it should not be taken as the definitive answer.  An interesting aspect of the Choiseul-Aigremont family is their unsuccessful claim to the county of Salm.  Vignier reproduces the 15 Jul 1455 judgment of the Council of Luxembourg concerning this claim which includes useful details on family relationships, as will be seen below. 

 

 

RENIER [I] de Choiseul, son of JEAN [I] Seigneur de Choiseul & his [first] wife Bartholomette [Alix] d’Aigremont ([1255/65]-after Aug 1311, maybe [Jan 1340])Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Dubois states that “Renier de Choiseul fils puîné de Jean et d’Alix de Nanteuil” was ancestor of “la branche des sires de Choiseul-Aigremont”, which became extinct in the 15th century when Anne de Choiseul married Jacques d’Apremont, and other junior branches, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[801].  The difficulty of identifying “Alix de Nanteuil” as the wife of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul is discussed above.  Dubois names “Renier, Aalis, Jehannette et Jean II” as the children of Jean [I] de Choiseul and his wife, but does not cite the primary source on which he bases his information[802].  It is presumably based on the charter dated Apr 1270 issued by Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul with the consent of his children “Jean, Rénier, Alix and Jeanne[803].  “Jehan sire de Choiseul et...Alixes de Grancey dame dudit lieu...messire Regnard d’Aigremont mes freres et messire Regnard de Bourbonne mes frères” confirmed donations made to the hospital at Bourbonne by “messire de Choiseul père de moy Jean” by charter dated Aug 1311[804].  Reports about sources recording the death of Renier [I] are contradictory.  Dubois states that an inscription at Morimond records the burial of “messire Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” who died in 1320 and “sa femme Jehanne (ou Isabeau) de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died 1335 “le jour de Saint-André[805].  However, the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Regnier de Choiseul [d’Aigremont seigneur] qui trépassa ---“ and “sa femme Jeanne de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died “1385 jour de Saint-André[806].  If this second version is correct, these entries more likely refer to Renard de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont and his wife (see below).  Another epitaph at Morimond records “Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont seigneur“ who died Jan 1339 (presumably O.S.)[807].  This entry could apply to Renier [I].  He would have been old at the time, although the Choiseul family was long-lived as demonstrated by the case of Jean [I] Seigneur de Choiseul (see above).  The entry could also apply to Renier [II], although he is not an ideal fit as discussed below. 

m ---.  The name of Renier’s wife is not known.  As noted above, the source which names “Jehanne (ou Isabeau) de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” more likely refers to the wife of Renard Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Isabelle von Salm is shown below as the probable first wife of Renier [II], which best reflects the chronology of the family.  Another possibility is that she was the wife of Renier [I], in which case the chronology suggests that she would have been his second wife.  If that is correct, Renier [II] would not have existed as a separate person although that would lead to other complications in the reconstruction of this family. 

Renier [I] & his wife had [one child]: 

1.         [RENIER [II] de Choiseul ([1275/90]-[Jan 1340] or [1345/2 Feb 1346]).  The primary source which confirms the parentage of Renier [II], or even his separate existence from Renier [I], has not been identified.  However, from a chronological point of view an additional generation beween Renier [I] and the later seigneurs d’Aigremont seems likely.  Seigneur d’Aigremont.  The [1338] memoire concerning Ostrevant, quoted below, names monseigneur Renier de Choysel as the second husband of Isabelle von Salm.  The epithet monseigneur suggests that he was head of the family at the time, therefore presumably had already succeeded as seigneur d’Aigremont.  If that is correct, the epitaph at Morimond which records “Regnier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont seigneur“ who died Jan 1339 (presumably O.S.) could refer to Renier [II][808].  A further complication is introduced by the declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 made by his presumed wife “Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” (see below).  This document makes no mention of her husband and provides no indication whether he was alive or deceased at the time.  The appearance of a married noblewoman in such a document without her husband could indicate that she was a widow, which would be consistent with Renier [II]’s death in Jan 1340.  However, if that is correct, the identification of Renier de Choiseul who married Isabelle de Lor becomes problematic as can be seen below: if her husband was Renier [II], he must obviously have survived his first wife, although only briefly as the documents dated 2 Feb 1346, 19 Mar 1347 and 2 Jan 1348 (quoted below) all appear to refer to Renier [III].  [m [firstly] ([1303]) as her second husband, ISABELLE von Salm, widow of GERARD de Sorel {maybe Sorel, arrondissement Péronne, département Somme}, daughter of WILHELM [III] Graf von Salm & his wife [Catherine] de Prouvy ([1280/85]-[25 Jul 1344/Oct 1345]).  A memoire concerning Ostrevant, presented to Philippe VI King of France, probably dated to [1338], records that “messire Gerars de Sorel en Vermandois” married “la fille du comte de Samnes”, who later married “monseigneur Renier de Choysel”, adding that she had “un chastel dit Prouvy, fief d’Ostrevant enclavé en Haynaut” inherited from “une oncle à la dame” and that “le sires de Sorel” lost a claim for Prouvy “à Mons” but won an appeal “à Paris…au Roy…à Bouchaing”, adding that “li enfans de la femme audit chevalier [interpreted as meaning her son by her first marriage, although if that is correct his line must have failed without heirs as Isabelle’s descendants by her second marriage were later recorded as seigneurs de Prouvy (see below)]” still retained possession to the continuing displeasure of the “comte et comtesse de Haynaut[809].  Both the chronology and the reference to Prouvy suggest that Isabelle was the daughter of Wilhelm [III] Graf von Salm and his wife [Catherine] de Prouvy, which in turn suggests her birth date range as shown above (which is also based on the probable date of her first marriage).  Père Anselme names her “Isabelle”, without citing the source on which this information is based[810], but the name is confirmed by the charter dated 25 Jul 1344 quoted below.  The chronology suggests that Isabelle’s second husband was Renier [II] de Choiseul, although the possibility that she was the wife of Renier [I] cannot be excluded, in which case she would presumably have been his second wife considering his estimated birth date shown above.  Her second marriage is dated from her first husband having been killed at the battle of Courtrai (11 Jul 1302)[811].  “Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy (relating to property donated by the Salm family in the mid-13th century, see the document LOWER LOTHARINGIA NOBILITY), a note on the reverse noting that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[812].  The delay before the two later declarations suggests that they were confirmations which were required because Isabelle had died, presumably therefore some time before Oct 1345.  Montloué and Chéry were Salm properties, inherited from Clémence de Rozoy who married Wilhelm [III] Graf von Salm, and were therefore presumably Isabelle’s dowry.  Père Anselme records that Isabelle’s descendant Gillequin de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont claimed the right to inherit the county of Salm in the imperial court in 1455[813].  Vannérus said that he could find no document which confirmed Anselme’s statement[814], although Vignier’s mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres refers to “l’arbre généalogique produit dans le Conel de Luxembourg en 1455” in support of the claim and quotes a judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455[815].  In any case, such a claim had little chance of success as Fahne noted that the 1552 “Rentbuch des Petrus de Salice” records a charter, at that time in the archives of Bedbur, under which Heinrich [VI] Graf von Salm appointed the Herr von Reifferscheid [then Johann [V][816]] “als rechten Erben” in 1415[817].  The Choiseul-Aigremont claim must have been rejected, considering the confirmation by the Council of Luxembourg dated 5 Feb 1455 (O.S.) in favour of Johann [VI] von Reifferscheid[818], who was descended from Richardis, Isabelle’s presumed older sister.[m [secondly] ([1345]) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Lor, daughter of RAOUL/RENAUD Seigneur de Lor & his wife --- (-1347, bur Morimond).  The summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 records waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons, son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même[819].  The normal interpretation of the wording of this summary indicates that the first named “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” was the brother of “Guillaume chevalier...Girard écuyer”.  Because the confirmation dated 19 Mar 1347 quoted below indicates that Guillaume and Gérard were sons of Isabelle von Salm, this interpretation would indicate that “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier” was the father of all three individuals and was therefore Isabelle von Salm’s husband.  If that is correct, the husband of Isabelle von Salm must have survived his first wife, married Isabelle de Lor in [late 1345/early 1346], but died soon afterwards.  Isabelle de Lor married secondly ([1346]), as his first wife, Jean de Conflans Seigneur de Vieilmaisons: Père Anselme states that “Isabeau de Lor fille de Raoul de Lor” married secondly Jean de Conflans I du nom seigneur de Vezilly”, and says that she died Jan 1347 (N.S./O.S.?), and was buried “auprès de son premier mary à Morimond” (without citing any primary sources on which these statements are based)[820].  Her parentage and second marriage are confirmed by the genealogy of the Conflans family, written in [1350], which records that “messire Jean...sire de Vielsmaisons” married “la fille monseigneur Regnauld seigneur de Lor”, by whom he had “un fils...Jean de Conflans sire de Vieilsmaisons[821].  No corroboration has been found to indicate whether Isabelle’s father was named Raoul or Renaud.  The summary of the charter dated 2 Jan 1348 indicates that Isabelle was deceased at the time (“feu Isabelle de Lor”).  Her death must have been recent, considering that she gave birth to a son by her second marriage.  If the reconstruction of the Choiseul family is correctly shown here, it can be seen that six significant family events (the death of Renier [II]’s first wife, his second marriage, his own death, the second marriage of his widow, the birth of her son by her second husband, and her own death) must have taken place within the limited time-frame [late 1345/late 1347].  [Renier [II]] & his first wife had [four] children: 

a)         [RENIER [III] de Choiseul ([1304/10]-[2 Jan 1348/18 Jul 1354]).  No primary source has been identified which confirms that Renier [III] was the son of Renier [II] but this is the simplest interpretation of the primary sources available which are discussed below.  If that is correct, he probably succeeded as Seigneur d’Aigremont before 2 Feb 1346.] 

-        see below

b)         GUILLAUME de Choiseul ([1306/15]-[after Feb 1368]).  It should be noted that the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnier, Messire Guillaume Chevaliers, et Gerard, freres” as the three sons of Isabelle von Salm who, after the deaths of their father and mother, were “Sgrs des terres de Prouin, Chery, Malennes, Mambrezé et Mabrezon, d’Agremont[822].  The document dated 19 Mar 1347 quoted below confirms that Guillaume was the son of Isabelle von Salm, which means that he was the son of Renier [II] de Choiseul assuming that the family reconstruction is correctly shown here.  “Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy, a note on the reverse noting that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[823].  “Messires Reniers de Choisel chevaliers seigneur d’Aigremont” approved the agreement dated 25 Jul 1344 relating to a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy by charter dated 19 Mar 1347, as well as “mons. Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frères enfans Madame Isabeau dame d’Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” by separate charter dated the same date[824].  The summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 records a waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons, son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même[825]Seigneur d’AigremontDocuments dated 18 Jul 1354 to 20 Apr 1368 name Guillaume as Seigneur d’Aigremont.  The simplest explanation of his succession as seigneur is that his nephew Renaud was a minor when his father died and was passed over.  Père Anselme says that in Feb 1369 Guillaume “transigea avec Renaud de Choiseul son neveu sur les différents qu’ils avoient ensemble pour la seigneurie d’Aigremont” but cites no primary source[826]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Guillaume & his wife had [one child]: 

i)          [RENIER de Choiseul (-after 1378).  Père Anselme, in noting that in Feb 1369 Guillaume de Choiseul “transigea avec Renaud de Choiseul son neveu sur les différents qu’ils avoient ensemble pour la seigneurie d’Aigremont”, adds “dont le château, qu’il eut par cet accord fut possedé par Renier son fils, lequel vivoit en 1378[827].  Anselme cites no primary source to support his statement.  If it is correct that Guillaume had a son named Renier, he may have been installed by his father as seigneur de Prouvy: a charter dated 15 Mar 1366 (O.S.), which records a judgment requiring “Gilles de Kévy escuiers” to pay annual rent on his fief at Quévy to Mons Sainte-Waudru, names “monsigneur Renier de Coisiel signeur de Prouvy” among those present[828]It should be noted that the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, says that “Guillaume et Gerard”, sons of Isabelle von Salm, died “sans hoirs de leurs corps[829], although the existence of any children of Guillaume who themselves died without leaving heirs would have been irrelevant to the claim at the time so would have been ignored in the judgment.

c)         GERARD de Choiseul ([1308/20]-after 2 Jan 1348).  It should be noted that the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnier, Messire Guillaume Chevaliers, et Gerard, freres” as the three sons of Isabelle von Salm who, after the deaths of their father and mother, were “Sgrs des terres de Prouin, Chery, Malennes, Mambrezé et Mabrezon, d’Agremont[830].  The document dated 19 Mar 1347 quoted below confirms that Gérard was the son of Isabelle von Salm, which means that he was the son of Renier [II] de Choiseul assuming that the family reconstruction is correctly shown here.  “Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy, a note on the reverse noting that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[831].  “Messires Reniers de Choisel chevaliers seigneur d’Aigremont” approved the agreement dated 25 Jul 1344 relating to a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy by charter dated 19 Mar 1347, as well as “mons. Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frères enfans Madame Isabeau dame d’Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” by separate charter dated the same date[832].  The summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 records a waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons, son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même[833].  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, says that “Guillaume et Gerard”, sons of Isabelle von Salm, died “sans hoirs de leurs corps[834]

d)         [ISABELLE de Choiseul .  Père Anselme records that Erard d’Ortillon Seigneur d’Ormoy acknowledged holding property at Blonaincourt, granted by “messire Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont...pour le dot de sa femme Isabel”, from the comte de Bar by charter dated “[le] samedy après la S. Pierre et S. Paul” 1334[835].  The dating of Isabelle’s marriage suggests that she was the daughter of Renier [II] de Choiseul by Isabelle von Salm.  m (before 1334) ERARD d’Ortillon Seigneur d’Ormoy, son of ---.] 

 

 

RENIER [III] de Choiseul, son of [RENIER [II] de Choiseul Seigneur d’Aigremont & his [first] wife Isabelle von Salm] ([1304/10]-[2 Jan 1348/18 Jul 1354]).  No primary source has been identified which confirms that Renier [III] was the son of Renier [II] but this is the simplest interpretation of the primary sources available.  If it is correct, he probably succeeded as Seigneur d’Aigremont before 2 Feb 1346.  It should be noted that the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnier, Messire Guillaume Chevaliers, et Gerard, freres” as the three sons of Isabelle von Salm who, after the deaths of their father and mother, were “Sgrs des terres de Prouin, Chery, Malennes, Mambrezé et Mabrezon, d’Agremont[836].  “Madame Ysabel de Saumes dame de Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” made a declaration dated 25 Jul 1344 in a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy, a note on the reverse noting that “messires Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frers escuiers” passed similar acts “peu après la Toussaint 1345” as well as “nobles homs messires Reniers de Choysel chevaliers sire d’Aigremont” at “la chandeleur 1345 [presumably 2 Feb 1346 N.S.]”[837].  The questions which these three documents raise in relation to Renier [III] are (1) why, if he was the brother of Guillaume and Gérard, did he issue separate acts from his two brothers in 1345/46 and 19 Mar 1347, and (2) why was there a delay between the acts of his supposed brothers “peu après la Toussaint 1345” and his own act on 2 Feb 1346?  The succession by Renier [III]’s descendants to Prouvy confirms his descent from Isabelle von Salm, who had brought Prouvy into the Choiseul family.  However, Renier issuing different documents from his supposed brothers suggests a difference in their family relationships with Isabelle von Salm.  One answer would be that Renier was the son of a deceased older brother of Guillaume and Gérard.  This is attractive from a chronological point of view, given Isabelle von Salm’s marriage in [1303] and Renard de Choiseul’s birth in [1345/50], and would also explain the delay before the 2 Feb 1346 document if a further confirmation was then needed after Renier attained the age of majority.  However, this answer contradicts the normal interpretation of the wording of the summary of the charter dated 2 Jan 1348 quoted below.  The problem in finding a solution to these difficulties, consistent with all the documents, raises lingering doubts about the reconstruction of the Choiseul-Aigremont family which will only be allayed if more primary source data emerges.  “Messires Reniers de Choisel chevaliers seigneur d’Aigremont” approved the agreement dated 25 Jul 1344 relating to a dispute involving the convent of Val-le-Roy by charter dated 19 Mar 1347, as well as “mons. Guillaume de Choisel chevalier et Gérars ses frères enfans Madame Isabeau dame d’Aigremont de Manlouez et de Chery” by separate charter dated the same date[838].  The summary of a charter dated 2 Jan 1348 records a waiver in favour of “Renier de Choiseul sire d’Aigremont” of a debt incurred by “son père feu Renier de Choiseul chevalier, la veuve de celui-ci feu Isabelle de Lor dame de Vielsmaisons, son frère Guillaume chevalier, son autre frère Girard écuyer et lui-même[839].  As noted above, Renier [III]’s supposed brother Guillaume de Choiseul is named as seigneur d’Aigremont from 18 Jul 1354.  The most likely explanation for Guillaume’s succession is that Renier [III] had died and was survived by an infant son who was passed over. 

m ([1335/45]) --- .  The primary source which confirms the name of Renier’s wife has not been identified. 

Renier [III] & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         RENAUD de Choiseul ([1345/50]-[20 Jan 1391/23 Jan 1402]).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnault de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont et Messire Pierre de Choiseul dit Gallehaut, Chevaliers, et freres germains” as the sons of “Messire Regnier”, son of Isabelle von Salm[840].  However, Père Anselme says that “Renaud [Seigneur d’Aigremont]…transigea le 10 février 1363 avec Guillaume de Poitiers évêque de Langres, sur les différens qu’il avoit eus avec Renier de Choiseul son père”, but cites no primary source[841].  Assuming that Renaud was the son of Renier [III], the most likely explanation for the succession of his presumed paternal uncle as seigneur d’Aigremont is that Renaud was a minor when his father died and was passed over.  He presumably succeeded as Seigneur d’Aigremont some time after 20 Apr 1368, when his uncle is last recorded as seigneur.  Père Anselme says that in Feb 1369 Guillaume “transigea avec Renaud de Choiseul son neveu sur les différents qu’ils avoient ensemble pour la seigneurie d’Aigremont”, but cites no primary source[842].  “Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[843]Renaud seigneur d’Aigremont et de Maulonne” gave homage for Chéry to Enguerrand d’Eudin seigneur de Rozoy by charter dated 27 Jan 1391[844]m [JEANNE] [de Grancey] Dame d’Eclance, daughter of [EUDES de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey & his wife Alix d’Arcis Dame de Cussy-en-Morvan, d’Ancy-le-Franc, d’Eclance et de Pisy] (-[30 Nov 1385, bur Morimond]).  The suggested identity of Renaud’s wife is based on reading several sources together.  The charter dated 24 May 1386, under which Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy[845], suggests that Renaud’s wife was recently deceased and that she had bequeathed Eclance to her children, who were still minors and represented by their father in dealings concerning that property.  If that is correct, the date suggests that Renaud’s wife may have been Jeanne de Grancey, whose death is recorded at Morimond: the letter dated 4 Feb 1661 which records epitaphs then in the church of Morimond, includes “Regnier de Choiseul [d’Aigremont seigneur] qui trépassa ---“ and “sa femme Jeanne de Grancey dame d’Aigremont” who died “1385 jour de Saint-André” [30 Nov 1385][846].  This assumes that “Regnier” in the epitaph was an error for “Renaud”, an unsurprising mistake considering the resemblance of the old form of the latter (“Regnard”) to “Regnier”.  No record has been found linking Eclance to the Grancey family.  However, Petit names “Catherine de Vienne, femme de Robert de Grancey, et Jeanne d’Esclance” as the two dames d’honneur of Jeanne de Bourgogne, sister of Philippe I “de Rouvres” Duke of Burgundy, in 1360[847].  The name “Jeanne d’Esclance” suggests that this may have been the same person as Renaud’s future wife, and if that is correct the connection of her fellow dame d’honneur with Grancey suggests a family connection between two ladies.  Renaud & his wife had three children:  

a)         JEAN de Choiseul (-[after 13 May 1409]).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont chevalier et Guillaume d’Agremont freres” as the sons of “Messire Regnaut[848]Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[849]Seigneur d’Aigremont.  Jean seigneur d’Aigremont “fit aveu en 1401” for Aigremont (Vignier says “fournit à lÈveque de Langres le dénombrement de la terre d’Aigremont”) by charter dated 23 Jan 1402[850].  Guillaume Comte de Hainaut notified several matters by charter dated 13 May 1409, including the capture of “le terre dou sire d’Aigremont sgr de Provy” for non-payment of a debt[851].  It is not known whether this document relates to Jean.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Jean’s wife has not been identified.  Jean & his wife had two children: 

i)          GILLEQUIN de Choiseul (-after 1493).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Gillequin d’Agremont et Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Agremont chevalier” as the sons of “Messire Jean de Choiseul[852]

-         SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT et d’ISCHES[853]

ii)         JEAN de Choiseul .  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Gillequin d’Agremont et Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Agremont chevalier” as the sons of “Messire Jean de Choiseul[854]

b)         GUILLAUME de Choiseul (-before 15 Jul 1455).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Messire Jean de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont chevalier et Guillaume d’Agremont freres” as the sons of “Messire Regnaut[855]Renaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[856].  Guillaume must have predeceased the family’s 1455 claim to Salm as he is not named in the document quoted above as one of the claimants.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms the name of Guillaume’s wife has not been identified.  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

i)          HUET de Choiseul (-before 15 Jul 1455).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Huet d’Agremont, dernier trepassé et Anne de Choiseul femme dud. Jacquot” as the children of “Guillaume d’Agremont[857]

ii)         ANNE de Choiseul .  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Huet d’Agremont, dernier trepassé et Anne de Choiseul femme dud. Jacquot” as the children of “Guillaume d’Agremont”, adding that Anne had succeeded to the lands of her brother, an earlier passage naming “Jacquot d’Aspremont” as the husband of Anne[858]m JACQUES d’Aspremont, son of ---.  . 

c)         ALIX de ChoiseulRenaud sire d’Aigremont ayant le bail de ses enfants Jean, Guillaume et Alix” provided details of “sa terre d’Eclance” to the duke of Burgundy by charter dated 24 May 1386[859]

2.         PIERRE de Choiseul (-14 Jan 1401, bur Morimond).  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm, quoted by Vignier in his mid-17th century history of the bishopric of Langres, names “Messire Regnault de Choiseul dit d’Aigremont et Messire Pierre de Choiseul dit Gallehaut, Chevaliers, et freres germains” as the sons of “Messire Regnier”, son of Isabelle von Salm[860].  In another passage, Vignier names “Pierre...surnom ou...sobriquet...Gallehault, specialement Dreux de Fieffes, chevalier, vivant en 1377” as younger son of Renier [III] Seigneur d’Aigremont, on the basis of “l’arbre généalogique produit dans le Conel de Luxembourg en 1455”, adding that he was ancestor “fort bien certainement” [which implies a degree of uncertainty] of “la branche...de Praslain”, providing further details of his two marriages, death, burial, and children in a later passage[861]m ---.  The primary source which confirms the identity of Pierre’s wife has not been identified.  Pierre & his wife had two children: 

a)         PIERRE de Choiseul .  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Messire Pierre d’Aigremont et...dame Jeanne sa sœur” as the children of “Messire Pierre Gallehaut[862]

-        SEIGNEURS d’AIGREMONT, de BEAUVILLIERS, de CHEVIGNY, later DUCS de PRASLIN[863]

b)         JEANNE de Choiseul .  The judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455 relating to the Choiseul-Aigremont claim to the county of Salm names “Huet d’Agremont, dernier trepassé et Anne de Choiseul femme dud. Jacquot” as the children of “Guillaume d’Agremont”, an earlier passage naming “Messire Guillaume de St. Loup chevalier” as Jeanne’s husband[864]m GUILLAUME Seigneur de Saint-Loup, son of ---. 

3.         [JEAN de ChoiseulJean d’Aigremont écuyer” acknowledged receipt of payment for his service from the Duke of Bar by charter dated 27 Oct 1380[865].  Jean’s parentage is not known.  The chronology suggests that he could have been a younger son of Renaud.  If that is correct, he presumably died without direct heirs as he is not mentioned in the judgment of the Council of Luxembourg dated 15 Jul 1455.] 

 

 

 

G.      COMTES de CLEFMONT, SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT

 

 

 

1.         SIMON [II] de Clefmont (-after [1130]).  Comte de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  m (before 1119) as her second husband, AGNES de Roucy, widow of GODEFROI [I] de Ribemont, daughter of EBLES [II] Comte de Roucy & his wife Sibylle of Apulia.  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Wiscardus et Thomas et Hugo congnomento Cholez et filie" as children of "Ebalo comite de Roceio", specifying that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefridus de Ribodio" and, after his death, "domino de Basengi" by whom she had "Wiscardum eiusdem loci dominum"[866].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to another sister of "Wichardum de Rocheio et comitem Hugonem Cholet" as wife first of “mariti sui de Ribodimonte” and secondly of “domno de Claromonte in Basigneio[867].  Simon [II] & his wife had children: 

a)         ROBERT GUICHARD de Clefmont (-[1147]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Wiscardus et Thomas et Hugo congnomento Cholez et filie" as children of "Ebalo comite de Roceio", specifying that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned second) married "Godefridus de Ribodio" and, after his death, "domino de Basengi" by whom she had "Wiscardum eiusdem loci dominum"[868]Comte de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  m ([1136]) as first wife, BEATRIX de Vignory, daughter of GUY [IV] Seigneur de Vignory & his wife Alais --- (-after 1160).  She married secondly ([1148]) Guillaume de Tilchâtel.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  Robert Guiscard & his wife had children: 

i)          SIMON [III] de Clefmont (-4 Jul [1190]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny]. 

-         see below

ii)         [GUICHARD de Clefmont (-after [1172]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Clarimontis, Viscardus Clarimontis…” in De Barro[869].  Their adjacent names suggest that Guichard was closely related to the seigneur de Clefmont.  Maybe they were brothers.] 

 

 

SIMON [III] de Clefmont, son of ROBERT GUISCARD Seigneur de Clefmont & his wife Beatrix de Vignory (-4 Jul [1190]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Clarimontis, Viscardus Clarimontis…” in De Barro[870]

m firstly (before 1162) AUVIS, daughter of --- (-after 1167).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

m secondly ([1170]) as her first husband, BEATRIX de Champlitte, daughter of EUDES de Champlitte "le Champenois" & his wife Sibylle --- (-[1217/19]).  According to the charter dated Apr 1209, under which [her son] “Simon de Claromonte” acknowledged Blanche comtesse de Champagne as his suzerain, he inherited property “apud Firmitatem super Albam et in Nundinis Campaniæ quod est ex parte matris meæ[871].  She married secondly ([1196]) as his first wife, Geoffroy de Vaudémont Seigneur de Deuilly.  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified. 

Simon [III] & his second wife had children: 

1.         SIMON [IV] de Clefmont (-Oct 1238).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not been identified.  Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[872].  “Simon de Claromonte” acknowledged Blanche comtesse de Champagne as his suzerain for “de Claromonte castello meo...vicecomitatum...de Montigniaco”, for property “apud Aigenillam” and for what “dominus Renerus de Nogento, dominus Haymo de Escoz, filii Girardi Ioitté et filii Haycii” had “in eadem villa”, and for three fiefs (1) “de hiz castello meo quod teneo ex parte patris mei”, (2) “apud Firmitatem super Albam et in Nundinis Campaniæ quod est ex parte matris meæ”, (3) “apud Vendoperam quod est ex parte uxoris meæ”, by charter dated Apr 1209[873].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[874]m firstly (before [1198]) ERMESENDE de Vendeuvre, daughter of HUGUES de Vendeuvre & his wife Heloise [de Chacenay] (-after 1224).  The testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191], bequeathed property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere"[875].  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[876].  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[877].  “Simon de Claromonte” acknowledged Blanche comtesse de Champagne as his suzerain for (among other properties) “apud Vendoperam quod est ex parte uxoris meæ” by charter dated Apr 1209[878].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[879]m secondly (before 1229) ISABELLE de Joinville, daughter of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his first wife Ermengarde de Montclair (-1268 or after).  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "sa femme Ermengart, de son fils Geoffroy, de ses filles Isabelle et Béatrix", by charter dated 1216[880].  Her marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1235 under which "Simon sire de Clefmont" declared that his "beau-père Simon de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" granted dowry to "sa fille Elisabeth", by charter dated 1235[881].  "Elisabeth, veuve de Simon de Clefmont" donated property to Ecurey, with the consent of her children, for the soul of "son frère Geoffroy, enterré en cette abbaye", by charter dated 1242[882].  Simon [IV] & his first wife had three children: 

a)         SIMON [V] de Clefmont (-[1280]).  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[883].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[884].  "Symon filius domini Symonis domini Clarimontis...cum...fratres mei...Odo et Joannes" settled a dispute with Mores over land "ante grangiam suam de Quercu et de terra que fuit Wiardi presbyteri", by charter dated 1235[885]Seigneur de Clefmont [en Bassigny].  m ([1235]) JEANNE von Saarbrücken, daughter of SIMON III Graf von Saarbrücken & his wife Lorette de Lorraine (-before 1286).  Jean Bishop of Metz confirmed the division of the county of Saarbrücken between "Joffroi mon neveu d´Aspremont et Lorate sa famme fille Simon conte de Salebruche" and "Mahaus et Jehane serors Lorate" by charter dated Apr 1235[886].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame de Thicourt. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CLEFMONT[887]

b)         EUDES de Clefmont (-[Jan 1247/Dec 1253]).  "Simon dominus Claromontis et Ermensans uxor eius" settled a dispute with Mores "super Quercu et Villefuere...pasturas in...Vendopere" to Mores, with the consent of “filiorum suorum Simonis et Odonis”, by charter dated 1200[888].  "Simon dominus de Claromonte" confirmed that "Hermansans uxor mea" had donated harvest from “terragia mea de Vendopera” to Mores, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1224[889].  "Symon filius domini Symonis domini Clarimontis...cum...fratres mei...Odo et Joannes" settled a dispute with Mores over land "ante grangiam suam de Quercu et de terra que fuit Wiardi presbyteri", by charter dated 1235[890].  "Nobilis vir Odo de Claromonte miles" acknowledged that "Ermansam dominam quondam Clarimontis matrem suam" had donated harvest from Vandeuvre to Mores, by charter dated Jan 1246 (O.S.)[891]m JEANNE de Chocille, daughter of --- (-after Dec 1253).  "Jehanne de Chocille qui fus femme monseignor Odon de Clermont chevalier" confirmed that "li diz Odes de Clermont" had donated harvest to Mores, as his mother had done, by charter dated Dec 1253[892]

c)         JEAN de Clefmont (-after 1235).  "Symon filius domini Symonis domini Clarimontis...cum...fratres mei...Odo et Joannes" settled a dispute with Mores over land "ante grangiam suam de Quercu et de terra que fuit Wiardi presbyteri", by charter dated 1235[893]

Simon [IV] & his second wife had children: 

d)         GUY de Clefmont .  "Jean de Thorote châtelain de Noyon et Anseau de Traînel maréchal de Champagne" declared that "Hugues chevalier vidame de Châlons et Gui de Clefmont chevalier" wished to maintain the agreement dated 1249 and requested "leur oncle sénéchal de Champagne…" to seal the act, by charter dated 5 Feb 1258[894]

 

 

 

H.      SEIGNEURS de NOGENT-LE-ROI

 

 

Nogent-le-Roi (en Bassigny) is located in the present-day French département of Haute-Marne, about 10 kilometres south-east of Chaumont and the same distance north of Langres. 

 

 

1.         RENIER [I] de Nogent (-after 17 Mar 1066).  “Laici: Girardus Fontis Venne, Humbertus frater eius, Oddo de Monte Salvo, Aldo de Tile Castro, Hugo de Calvo monte, Rainerius de Norgenniaco” subscribed the charter dated 17 Mar 1066 which records a dispute between Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and “Constantius cognomento Rufinus” concerning wine sales[895]

 

2.         RENIER [II] de Nogent (-after [1101]).  Lacordaire notes that Renier Ier de Choiseul seigneur de Bourbonne et en partie de Coiffy, Vicq” founded the priory of Varennes “avec Renier de Nogent son beau-frère” by charter dated 1084[896].  A copy of the full text of this charter has not been found, but some details are confirmed by extracts from this or a related document quoted by Bonvallet: “Raynerius dominus Causeoli” requested the bishop of Langres to transfer Varennes priory to Molesme, witnessed by “Raynerius de Nogento eiusdem rei dator et laudator[897].  The joint holding with Renier de Nogent (but not the latter’s relationship with Renier de Choiseul) is confirmed by the following document: “Rainerius” donated property “in potestate Varennas in valle...Confeium” to Molesme, with the consent of “domni Roberti...episcopi [Lingonensis] et Rainerii de Nogent qui medietatem earundem rerum de me in beneficio habebat”, for the souls of “mee et conjugis mee Hermengardis”, by charter dated to [1101], subscribed by “Roberti episcopi, Rainerii, Rogerii filii eius, alterius Rainerii de Nojant, Bartholomei filii eius...[898]m ---.  If Lacordaire is correct, as noted above, that Renier [II] de Nogent was beau-frère” of Renier de Choiseul, Renier [II]’s wife may have been the sister of Renier de Choiseul[899].  The difficulty is that “beau-frère” could be the husband of a person’s brother or the brother of his wife.  Renier & his wife had one child:

a)         BARTHELEMY de Nogent .  “Rainerius” donated property “in potestate Varennas in valle...Confeium” to Molesme, with the consent of “domni Roberti...episcopi [Lingonensis] et Rainerii de Nogent qui medietatem earundem rerum de me in beneficio habebat”, by charter dated to [1101], subscribed by “Roberti episcopi, Rainerii, Rogerii filii eius, alterius Rainerii de Nojant, Bartholomei filii eius...[900]

 

 

1.         GUY de Nogent (-after 1161).  Jolibois says that Renier [I] de Chaumont (whom he calls son of Hugues [II] de Chaumont without citing any primary source on which he bases this parentage) and Guy Seigneur de Nogent judged a dispute between the abbot of la Crête and “le chevalier Hugues de Bologne” by charter dated 1161[901]

 

2.         --- de Nogent (-after [1172]).  Seigneur de Nogent.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “comes Barri super Sequanam…dominus Nogenti…” in De Barro[902].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...dominus Nogenti …” in De Pruvino[903]

 

3.         ARTAUD de Nogent (-after 1179).  Chambellain de Champagne.  Fiefs in “la Chastelerie de Provins”, under Henri I Comte de Champagne, include “…Ertaus li chanbellains…[904].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Hertaudus camerarius Hodierna de Nogento…” in De Trecis et de Insulis[905]...Guillaume maréchal...Habran de Provins...Artaud chambrier, Milon de Provins...” witnessed the charter dated 1177 under which Henri Comte de Champagne denounced an agreement between Cheminon Notre-Dame and “les hommes du comte à Maurupt[906].  "Ertaldus comitis Henrici camerarius" donated production from “molendino de Villa Nova juxta Pontes” to Paraclet, with the support of “Hodierna uxor mea”, by charter dated 1179[907]m HODIERNE, daughter of --- (-after 1179).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Hertaudus camerarius Hodierna de Nogento…” in De Trecis et de Insulis[908].  "Ertaldus comitis Henrici camerarius" donated production from “molendino de Villa Nova juxta Pontes” to Paraclet, with the support of “Hodierna uxor mea”, by charter dated 1179[909]

 

4.         --- de Nogent (-after [1200/01]).  Seigneur de Nogent.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “…dominus de Nogento in Bassigniaco tenet Nogentum...” in Feoda Magna[910]

 

5.         BARTHELEMY de Nogent .  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “Milo de Chaumont...Odo de Aspero Monte, Bartholomeus de Nogento de feodo de Coom…Rericus vicecomes...” in De Firmitate[911]

 

6.         RENIER de Nogent (-after Dec 1223).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Renerus de Nogento…” in De Magnis Feodis[912].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Renerus de Nogento…et habet in augmentum feodi sui feodo Nuilliaci et de Marsoil et tenet Charmarandes…” in De Calvo Monte[913]Renerus de Nogento” declared that “filius domini Ioiberti de Caluomonte” had married “filiam meam” and was vassal of Blanche comtesse de Champagne and owed “unum mensem custodiæ apud Caluummontem in anno de terra Agiuille et de furno et molendino Albæ Petræ” by charter dated Dec 1205[914].  “Renerus dominus Nogenti” confirmed that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne had given him money to build “fortericia de Ageuilla” by charter dated Dec 1223[915].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...dominus Renerus de Nogento...apud Barrum super Albam...apud Erevium…” in Feoda Varia[916]m ---.  The name of Renier’s wife is not known.  Renier & his wife had one child: 

a)         --- de Nogent .  “Renerus de Nogento” declared that “filius domini Ioiberti de Caluomonte” had married “filiam meam” and was vassal of Blanche comtesse de Champagne and owed “unum mensem custodiæ apud Caluummontem in anno de terra Agiuille et de furno et molendino Albæ Petræ” by charter dated Dec 1205[917]m (before Dec 1205) --- de Chaumont, son of JOSBERT de Chaumont & his wife ---. 

 

 

 

I.        SEIGNEURS de VIGNORY

 

 

Vignory is situated in the present-day arrondissement of Chaumont, in the French département of Haute-Marne, and in early medieval times lay within the county of Bolenois. 

 

 

1.         RAOUL "Barbeta" .  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[918]m ---.  The name of Raoul's wife is not known.  Raoul & his wife had one child: 

a)         GUY [I] (-before 1040).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[919]m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Ernest Petit suggests that Guy [I] married a daughter or sister of Roger, son of Richard Comte de Bassigny (see Part A of this chapter) to explain the transmission of the name Roger into the Vignory family[920].  Guy [I] & his wife had two children: 

i)          ROGER [I] (-before 1057).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[921].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records donations by "Rogerus de Vangionis Rivo, Guidonis filius, cum uxore sua Mathilde et filiis"[922].  "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory with the consent of "seniorum meorum Hugonis…Lingonicæ sedis episcopi atque comitis Raynaldi, Gerardi quoque archidiaconi fratris mei…et uxoris meæ Mathildis…ac filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][923], charter dated to [1151/57] in the cartulary of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon[924], which is inconsistent with the date of Roger’s second marriage.  "Rotgerius dominus castri...Wangionum rivus" replaced the canons installed by “patre suo Widone” at Saint-Etienne de Vignory by monks from Saint-Bénigne de Dijon by charter dated to before 1049[925]m firstly MATHILDE, daughter of ---.  "…Uxoris meæ Mathildis…" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][926].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records donations by "Rogerus de Vangionis Rivo, Guidonis filius, cum uxore sua Mathilde et filiis"[927]m secondly ([1041/43], separated) as her third husband, AELIS Ctss de Bar-sur-Aube, widow firstly of RENAUD de Semur-en-Brionnais and secondly of RENARD Comte de Joigny, daughter of NOCHER [II] Comte de Bar-sur-Aube & his wife --- (-1053).  She married fourthly as his first wife, Raoul III Comte de Valois, du Vexin et d'Amiens.  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Rodulpho (Simonis genitori)" married three wives, firstly "Adela, Nocheri Barrensis ad Albam comitis filia, Notheri comitis Suessionum neptis, Archardi proneptis" who had previously married "Rainaldum de Sinemuro, Rainardum comitem de Jooniaco, Rotgerium de Wangionis ripa"[928].  Roger [I] & his first wife had four children: 

(a)       GUY [II] "le Rouge" (-after 18 Sep 1081).  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][929]

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(b)       GERARD .  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][930].  [1050/52].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[931]m ---.  The name of Gérard's wife is not known.  Gérard & his wife had one child: 

(1)       WARNER .  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[932]

(c)       ROGER .  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32], the third son signing as "Rotgerii canonici" in the subscription[933].  Canon at Langres [1050/52]. 

(d)       [WANDALGER [Bruno] .  Abbot of Montier-en-Der [Montiérender] [1049]/[1081]. 

ii)         GERARD (-before [1059]).  "…Gerardi quoque archidiaconi fratris mei…" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][934].  Archdeacon.  A charter dated 1057 records the settlement of a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and "Rotgerius castri...Vuangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" concerning “Dinetum”, and that “Girardo...de Wangionum Rivo et Guidone nepote eius necnon Lebaldo de Coblensi castro” were given as hostages[935]

 

 

GUY [II] "le Rouge" de Vignory, son of ROGER [I] Seigneur de Vignory & his first wife Mathilde --- (-after 18 Sep 1081).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[936].  "…Filiorum nostrorum Widonis, Gerardi, Rotgeri" consented to the donation by "Rotgerius castri…Wangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by undated charter, dated in the compilation to [1030/32][937].  A charter dated 1057 records the settlement of a dispute between the abbot of Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and "Rotgerius castri...Vuangionum rivus indigena et advocatus" concerning “Dinetum”, and that “Girardo...de Wangionum Rivo et Guidone nepote eius necnon Lebaldo de Coblensi castro” were given as hostages[938].  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[939]

m HILDEGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Sep 1081).  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[940].  "Dominorum castri [Wangionis]…Widonis et uxoris eius Hildegardis…" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][941]

Guy [II] & his wife had six children: 

1.         GUY [III] (-before 1126).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[942].  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[943]Seigneur de Vignory.  "Wido de Wangionisrivis sororius eius" witnessed the charter dated [1100] under which "Odo Burgundie dux" donated property to the abbey of Molesme[944].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[945]m (after 1082) BEATRIX de Bourgogne, daughter of HENRI de Bourgogne [Capet] & his wife --- (-after [1111/12]).  "Odo dux Burgundie" confirmed a donation by "frater meus domnus Hugo" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "fratres mei Robertus archidiaconus, Henricus puer, Beatrix et Helia sorores mee" by charter dated to [1081/84][946].  "Odo dux Burgundie" donated the village of Marcenay to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "omnes eius fratres et sorores Robertus, Henricus, Beatrix, Helia" by charter dated to [1080/83][947].  "Beatrix soror Rotberti Lingonensis episcopi" donated property to the abbey of Molesme by charter dated [1085/1106][948].  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][949].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[950].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[951].  "Domina Beatrix uxor domini Widonis de Wannulriaco" donated property to Molesme by charter dated [1111/12] which names "fratris sui Roberti Linguonensis episcopi"[952].  Guy [III] & his wife had three children: 

a)         ROBERT (-before 1125).  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][953].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[954].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[955]

b)         GUY [IV] (-[1150]).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[956].  "…Widone filio predicti Widonis et uxore eius Beatrice et filiis eorum Roberto et Widone" consented to the donation by "Oddo et Albertus fratres" to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated to [1081/1112][957].  "Miles...Milo filius Ingelberti de Vangionis rivi castello", on the point of leaving for Jerusalem, donated property “apud Hambundi villam” to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon, with the consent of “uxoris sue...Achereas...Rainaldi militis filii Odas cognati...germani antedicti Milonis”, by charter dated 26 May [1100] “in castello Vuangionis rivi...coram domna Beatrice et filiis eius Roberto et Vuidone et coram domno Girardo et filio eius Vuarnerio[958].  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[959]Seigneur de Vignorym ALAIS, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1108/1147.  Guy [IV] & his wife had [three] children: 

i)          GUY [V] (-1150).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[960]m TIPHAINE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1147.  Guy [V] & his wife had one child: 

(a)       BARTHELEMY (-Acre 1190).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[961]Seigneur de Vignory

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ii)         BEATRIX (-after 1160).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and two marriages has not yet been identified.  m firstly ([1136]) ROBERT GUICHARD Comte de Clefmont, son of SIMON [II] Comte de Clefmont [en Bassingy] & his wife Agnes de Roucy (-[Palestine 1147]).  m secondly ([1148]) GUILLAUME de Tilchâtel, son of ---.  1144/1152. 

iii)        [ROGER [II] .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.] 

c)         ALDEARDE (-after 1137).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Rogerus de Iovevilla Gaufridi filius" as "Guidonis sororem de Vangionis rivo"[962].  "Roger seigneur de Joinville et Geoffroy son fils", with the consent of "Audiard femme de Roger", renounced rights over the abbey of Saint-Urbain by charter dated 1132[963].  "Roger de Joinville, sa femme et Geoffroy leur fils" witnessed a charter dated 1137 under which Geoffroy Bishop of Châlons confirmed the foundation of the commanderie du Temple, at Ruetz by "Haton de Hatoncourt"[964]m (1110) ROGER de Joinville, son of GEOFFROY [II] Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Hodierne de Courtenay (-1137). 

2.         ALBERT .  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[965]

3.         ANDRE .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified. 

4.         ARNOUL .  "Domno Vuidone principe et uxore filiisque ejus in claustro Vuangionis rivi" confirmed donations to Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 18 Sep 1081, signed by “domni Widonis principis, Helderardis ejus uxoris, domni Widonis infantis filii eorum, Alberti pueri, Arnulfi pueri...[966]

5.         LAMBERT de Vignory (-23 Aug 1130).  Robert Bishop of Langres confirmed the donations made to Saint-Bénigne de Dijon and Saint-Etienne de Vignory by “dominus Guido de Vuangionis rivo”, reciting that “hec omnia domnus Guidonis Vangionis rivi...domini Lamberti fratris sui Lingonensis ecclesie archidiaconi et...uxoris sue Beatricis atque filiorum suorum Roberti et Guidonis” donated, by charter dated 1108[967].  Archdeacon.  Bishop of Langres 1116. 

6.         ROGER (-[1125]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Abbot of Montier-en-Der 1097. 

 

 

BARTHELEMY de Vignory, son of GUY [V] de Vignory & his wife Tiphaine --- (-Acre 1190).  Ernest Petit quotes a short manuscript genealogy of the Vignory family, dated to the late 12th century, which lists "Domini de Vangionis Ripa: Rodulfus Barbeta, Normannus; Vuido; Rogerus…; Vuido Rubeus; Vuido; Vuido; Vuido; Bartolomeus"[968]Seigneur de Vignory

m (before 1158) ELVIDE de Brienne, daughter of [GAUTHIER [II] Comte de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément].  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][969].  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1156. 

Barthélemy & his wife had four children: 

1.         GUY [VI] (-Acre 1191).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  m ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

2.         GAUTHIER [I] (-23 Nov [1228/29]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de Vignory.  "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" by charter dated 1200[970]"Galterus dominus de Wainori" donated property which had been “de feodo bonæ memoriæ Beatricis sororis meæ quondam comitissæ de Rossy” to Saint-Martin d’Epernay by charter dated Aug 1210[971]m (before 1200) ISABELLE de la Ferté-sur-Amance, daughter of GUY [I] de la Ferté-sur-Amance & his wife Alix ---.  "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" consented to the donation by "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" of property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1200[972].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1202/1232.  Gauthier [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         GAUTHIER [II] (before 1200-before Dec 1262).  "Elisabeth uxor mea et Galterus filius meus" consented to the donation by "Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" of property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1200[973]Seigneur de Vignory.  “Walterus dominus Gagionisrivi” confirmed that “Aelyz uxor mea condam comitissa de Guibor”, before her marriage had renounced any succession to “fratri suo Matheo duci Lotharingie et marchioni”, receiving in compensation “castrum de Ulmis” [Ormes], by charter dated Nov 1229[974].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory et Berthe son épouse" donated property at "Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises" to Clairvaux by charter dated [Apr 1231/10 Apr 1232][975].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory" sold property to Clairvaux, with the agreement of "Berthe comtesse de Quiborch sa femme", by charter dated May 1235[976]m firstly --- de Possesse, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m secondly (before Nov 1229) as her second husband, ALIX [Bertha] de Lorraine, widow of WERNER Graf von Kyburg, daughter of FERRY II Duke of Lorraine & his wife Agnes de Bar (-[Apr/29 Sep] 1242, bur Clairlieu).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Aaliz relictam comitis Kyburgensis sororem ducis Lotharingie Mathei" when recording her second marriage to "Galtherus de Vangionis Rivo…filius Galtherius"[977].  “Walterus dominus Gagionisrivi” confirmed that “Aelyz uxor mea condam comitissa de Guibor”, before her marriage had renounced any succession to “fratri suo Matheo duci Lotharingie et marchioni”, receiving in compensation “castrum de Ulmis” [Ormes], by charter dated Nov 1229[978].  "Gautier seigneur de Vignory et Berthe son épouse" donated property at "Colombey-les-Deux-Eglises" to Clairvaux by charter dated [Apr 1231/10 Apr 1232][979]Berta domina de Ulmis uxor domini Gualteri de Wagnory” donated “molendinum...de Faloart” to “fratribus ecclesiæ Clari-loci”, with the consent of “Gualteri mariti mei domini de Wagnory”, by charter dated Aug 1240[980]"Galterus dominus Wangionis rivi" made donated property to the abbey of Saint-Etienne de Vignory for "Berte uxoris mee" by charter dated 1290[981]m thirdly MARIE, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  1252.  m fourthly (before Mar 1259) ISABELLE de Sancerre, daughter of LOUIS [I] Comte de Sancerre (-after 1262).  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  Gauthier [II] & his [third] wife had one child: 

i)          JEANNE de Vignory (-1304 or after).  “Estienes fil dou noble baron Jehan, conte de Bourgoigne et signour de Salins et…Johanne fame doudit Estienne, fille çay en arieres Gauthier signour de Vaignorriz” mortgaged their property by charter dated 6 May 1263[982]Dame de Vignory.  1261/1304.  Vignory was inherited by her daughter Jeanne whose heirs eventually transmitted Vignory to the Seigneurs de Dampierre-Saint-Dizier.  m (before Mar 1262) ETIENNE [I] de Salins "le Sourd" Seigneur de Saint-Laurent-la-Roche et de Montenot, son of JEAN I "l'Antique/le Sage" Seigneur de Salins [Bourgogne-Comté] & his second wife Isabelle de Courtenay (-1302).  "Estiene de Chalon sires de Waingnorii" made a declaration to the monks of Saint-Etienne de Vignory by charter dated 1290[983]

b)         GUY [II] (-1242 or after).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Seigneur de la Ferté-sur-Amance.  1204/1247.  m ALIX, daughter of ---.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

-        SEIGNEURS de la FERTE-sur-AMANCE[984]Gautier de la Ferté-sur-Amance...et Jeannette femme dudit Gautier” confirmed having transferred “le village de Guyonvelle” to Thibaut V Comte de Champagne by charter dated Aug 1265[985]

c)         GUILLAUME (-[1222]).  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Canon at Langres. 

d)         MARGUERITE .  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  1204/1213. 

e)         GERARD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Archdeacon at Langres 1237. 

3.         BEATRIX (-[1201/Aug 1210]).  "Johannes comes Roceii et mater mea Elysabeth comitissa" confirmed the donations to Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne by "Henricus frater meus" on his deathbed and by "pater meus comes Wischardus…et frater meus Radulfus comes Roceii", with the consent of "uxoris nostre Beatricis", by charter dated 1196[986]"Beatrix vicecomitissa de Marolio" donated property to Saint-Martin d’Epernay, for the soul of “mariti mei Ioannis comitis”, by charter dated 1201[987].  "Galterus dominus de Wainori" donated property which had been “de feodo bonæ memoriæ Beatricis sororis meæ quondam comitissæ de Rossy” to Saint-Martin d’Epernay by charter dated Aug 1210[988].  It has not yet been explained why Gauthier [I] de Vignory had two sisters named Beatrix.  m (before 1196) JEAN Comte de Roucy, son of son of GUISCARD Comte de Roucy & his wife Elisabeth de Mareuil Dame de Neufchâtel-sur-Aisne (-1200)

4.         BEATRIX (-after 1228).  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated Apr 1214, in which "Valterius dominus de Vagnoiri" witnessed the settlement of disputes between Cluny and "Jocerannum Grossum", at the request of "Joceranni Grossi nepotis mei"[989].  The primary source which confirms her second marriage has not yet been identified.  Dame d'Uxelles.  "Beatrix Grossa domina de Osellis" confirmed the settlement agreed between "dominus Jocerannus filius noster" and Cluny by charter dated Jul 1224[990]m firstly HENRI Grossus Seigneur de Brancion et d'Uxelles, son of JOSSERAND [IV] Grossus Seigneur de Brancion & his wife Alix de Chalon (-before Apr 1214).  m secondly DALMAS de Semur Seigneur de Luzy, son of [DALMAS [II] Seigneur de Semur & his wife --- de Bourbon-Lancy] (-before 1226). 

 

 

 

 

Chapter 5.    BRIENNE

 

 

A.      COMTES de BRIENNE

 

 

The county of Brienne was situated north-west of the county of Bar-su r-Aube, centred on Brienne-le-Château which is located in the arrondissement of Bar-sur-Aube in the present-day French département of Aube.  Flodoard records, in the entry for 951, the construction of a fortress at Brienne by the brothers Gotbert and Engelbert, the descendants of the latter continuing to rule as comtes de Brienne until the mid-14th century, when the title passed to the family of the comtes d’Enghien.  The comtes de Brienne provided one king of Jerusalem (Jean de Brienne, who subsequently also became emperor of the Latin Empire of Constantinople), an unsuccessful claimant to the throne of Sicily, and a duke of Athens in the early 14th century. 

 

 

Two brothers, parents not known: 

1.         GOTBERT [Gauzbert] (-after 951).  Flodoard records in 951 that "Gotbertus…ac frater eius Angilbertus" had built "munitionem…Brenam" and were raiding the surrounding country and that Louis IV King of France besieged and destroyed the castle[991]

2.         ENGELBERT [I] (-after [968]).  Comte de Brienne (comes Brennensis).  Flodoard records in 951 that "Gotbertus…ac frater eius Angilbertus" had built "munitionem…Brenam" and were raiding the surrounding country and that Louis IV King of France besieged and destroyed the castle[992].  "Adso, Rosniacensis territorii comes" donated property "in pago Pertense" to Montiérender by charter dated [968], subscribed by "Ingelberti comitis, Ysvardi comitis"[993]m ---.  The name of Engelbert's wife is not known.  Engelbert [I] & his wife had [one possible child]: 

a)         [INGELTRUDE (-after 980).  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[994], the wife of Milon [II] Comte de Tonnerre was the possible daughter of Engelbert [I] de Brienne, but the basis for this speculation has not been found.  It is possible that it is based on the location of the property donated in the Jul 980 charter in which “Milo comes pagi Tornodorensis…et Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ” restored the monastery of Saint-Michel, naming property "in pago Brionense in villa Jasant" half of which was donated immediately and the other half "post excessum Ingeltrudis uxoris suæ", signed by "Richardi comitis, Milonis"[995].  The correctness of the speculation appears confirmed by an undated charter which records that "Milo quondam comes" donated property "in villa…Jassant" to Saint-Michel, and that the property was claimed after his death by "comes Ingelbertus" (presumably either Engelbert [II] or Engelbert [III] Comte de Brienne)[996]m MILON [II] Comte de Tonnerre, son of MILON [I] Comte [de Tonnerre] & his wife Adalgaris --- (-after 980).] 

 

 

ENGELBERT [II] [de Brienne], son of --- .  His existence is confirmed by the charter dated to [1027] under which "Ingelbertus…comes" donated property to Montiérender naming "quondam Ingelbertus comes predecessor noster"[997].  The dating suggests that the earlier Engelbert must have been a different person from Engelbert [I] (see above).  This source does not specify that Engelbert's predecessor was his father.  Comte de Brienne.  1004/08. 

m firstly WANDALMODIS, daughter of --- Comte & his wife Adela de Salins.  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non german, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[998]

m secondly as her second husband, ALIX de Sens, widow of GEOFFROY de Joigny, daughter of RENARD [I] Comte de Sens & his wife ---.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "comes de Brena super Albam Engelbertus" as "comitissam Ioviniaci viduam de primo marito"[999].  She died before her husband, as the same passage refers to her son-in-law inheriting Joigny after her death and subsequently building the first castle of Joinville with the help of his father-in-law.  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified. 

Comte Engelbert [II] & his first wife had two children:

1.         ENGELBERT [III] de Brienne (-1035 or after).  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non germana, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[1000]Comte de Brienne.  1027/35. 

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2.         GUY de la Pione .  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non germana, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[1001].  1027/1031.  "Ingelberti comitis, fratrisque eius Widonis" subscribed a charter dated [1035 or before] under which "Constantius…et uxor eius Hildegardis" donated property to Montiérender[1002]m ---.  The name of Guy's wife is not known.  Guy & his wife had two children: 

a)         LETAUD .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  "Walterus comes Brenensis…mater mea Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 6 Jun 1050, subscribed by "Letaldi comitis Cereaci"[1003], although the relationship between the former and the latter is not specified in the document. 

b)         GAUTHIER de Ciresio .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1075/83.  m ---.  The name of Gauthier's wife is not known.  Gauthier & his wife had two children: 

i)          GUY .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1075/83. 

ii)         THIBAUT .  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  1075/83.  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated [1125 or before], subscribed by "Milonis comitis, Widonis filii eius…Teboldo de Ciresio"[1004]

Comte Engelbert [II] & his second wife had one child:

3.         daughter .  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the only daughter of "comes de Brena super Albam Engelbertus" & his [second] wife as wife of "Stephano…de Vallibus", specifying that her husband became "comes Ioviniaci" by right of his wife after the death of his mother-in-law and started building the first castle of Joinville with the help of his father-in-law[1005].  Dudon abbot of Montiérender granted benefits to “Stephano de Juncivilla”, noting that “Engelbertus comes Breonensis...sororem” married “supra memorato Stephano”, by undated charter[1006].  Delaborde dates this charter to before 15 May 1027[1007], presumably because of the charter of that date quoted above.  m (before 1027) ETIENNE de Vaux Seigneur de Joinville, son of --- . 

 

 

ENGELBERT [III] de Brienne, son of ENGELBERT [II] de Brienne & his first wife Wandelmodis --- (-1035 or after).  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Letaldus comes Vesoncius et Umbertus comes Marisconensis fratres", adding "ex Umberto, Adala comitissa, ex Adala Windesmodis soror matris vestræ non german, ex Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione"[1008].  "Ingelbertus…comes" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated [1027] "actum Breona castello" in which he names "quondam Ingelbertus comes predecessor noster", subscribed by "Adeledis comitisse, Wuarneri, Gocelmi, Guntardi, Bernard"[1009], although "Adeledis comitisse" has not been identified.  It is possible that she was an earlier wife of Comte Engelbert [III].  This source does not specify that Engelbert's predecessor was his father, but the primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  Comte de Brienne.  1035. 

m PETRONILLE, daughter of --- (-after 6 Jun 1050).  "Comes Breonensium Gualterus cum matre sua Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 28 Dec 1035[1010], presumably following the death of their father/husband although this is not stated in the document.  "Comite Waltero et matre eius Petronilla" are named as present in a charter dated [12 Jun 1050 or before] under which "Bosoni iuvenis" donated property to Montiérender, naming "pater eius Elbertus"[1011].  "Walterus comes Brenensis…mater mea Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 6 Jun 1050, subscribed by "Letaldi comitis Cereaci"[1012]

Comte Engelbert [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GAUTHIER [I] de Brienne (-[1090]).  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione, ex Ingelberto Walterius comes de Brena"[1013].  "Comes Breonensium Gualterus cum matre sua Petronilla" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 28 Dec 1035[1014]Comte de Brienne.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galterus" as successor of "comes de Brena…Engilbertum" but does not specify the relationship between the two[1015]m EUSTACHIE de Tonnerre, daughter of MILO [V] Comte de Tonnerre et de Bar-sur-Seine & his wife Aceka ---.  1072/[1100/05].  Ctss de Bar-sur-Seine.  "Rainardus…Lingonensis episcopus, Walteri Breonensis comitis heredis mei et uxoris sue sororis mee" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 1072, subscribed by "Eustatie comitisse, Walteri comitis Brinensis, Engelberti filii eius, Widonis comitis, Girardi militis, Widonis militis, Aldonis"[1016].  Comte Gauthier [I] & his wife had five children: 

a)         ENGELBERT de Brienne (-after 1082).  "Rainardus…Lingonensis episcopus, Walteri Breonensis comitis heredis mei et uxoris sue sororis mee" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated 1072, subscribed by "Eustatie comitisse, Walteri comitis Brinensis, Engelberti filii eius.."[1017].  "Walterius comes Brinensis" donated property to the abbey of Molesme "annuente uxore mee et Engelberto filio meo et ceteris filiis meis et filiabus meis" by charter dated to [1076/89]/[1090][1018].  A monk at Molesme 1076-82[1019]

b)         ERARD [I] de Brienne (-[1114/25], bur Montier-en-Der)A note of a donation by "Hugo comes Trecorum" to "Monasterium Arremari" is included in a charter dated 1113, signed by "Milo comes Barri, Ayrardus frater eius comes Brenie"[1020].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Brienne.  "Airardus comes Brinensis" confirmed donations of "pater meus Walterius comes" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "mater mea et due sorores mee" by charter dated to [1085/95][1021].  He took part in the First Crusade in 1097[1022].  "Airardus comes Brinensis filius Walterii comitis" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "matre sua Eustachia comitissa et uxore sua [blank], necnon et Milone fratre suo comite de Barro" by charter dated to [1085/1111][1023].  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated [1125 or before], in which "Walterii nepotis sui filii Airardi defuncti comitis" is named, clarifying that Comte Erard was then deceased[1024]m ALIX de Montdidier, daughter of ANDRE de Montdidier Seigneur de Ramerupt & his first wife Adela --- (-1143 or after).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to the wife of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" as "unam filiarum comitis Andree de Archeis et de Ramerut" but does not name her[1025].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis specifies that one daughter (unnamed, mentioned first) of "Andreas comes de Rameruth" married "Aerardo comiti Briennensi"[1026].  The primary source which names her has not yet been identified.  She founded the abbey of Bassefontaine with her son Gauthier in 1143[1027]

i)          GAUTHIER [II] de Brienne (-before 1161).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife[1028].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Brienne.  Seigneur de Ramerupt. 

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ii)         GUY de Brienne (-after 22 Jan 1143).  "Guidonis fratris comitis" subscribed the charter dated 22 Jan 1143 of "Walterus Brenensis comes"[1029]

iii)        FELICITE de Brienne (-after 21 Jun 1178).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife, naming the husband of Félicité "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol" and their sons "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti"[1030].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Galterum comitem eiusdem loci et sororem eius nomine Felicitatem" as children of "Aerardo comiti Briennensi" & his wife, specifying that "Felicitas vero soror iam dicti Galteri peperit Simoni de Brois Hugonem et Simonem.  Quo defuncto, genuit Ioifrido domino de Iunvilla liberos"[1031].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the donation dated 1182 by "Simon Seigneur de Beaufort" (her son) to the abbey of Andecy which is subscribed by "Geoffroy Seigneur de Joinville son frère, Pierre chapelain du Sire de Broyes également son frère"[1032].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “curiam Gauvillaris” made by “Gaufrido Jovillæ domino uxoreque eius Felicitate et Roberto fratre suo” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[1033]m firstly SIMON Seigneur de Broyes, son of HUGUES [II] "Bardoul" Seigneur de Broyes & his wife Emmeline de Montlhéry (-[4 Jan [1137/40], bur Baye, near Epernay).  m secondly (before 9 Mar 1142) GEOFFROY [III] Seigneur de Joinville, son of ROGER Seigneur de Joinville & his wife Aldearde de Vignory (-[1187/88]). 

c)         MILON de Brienne (-[1126]).  His parentage is proved by his undated charter under which "Milo…comes Barris super Sequanam" donated property to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius"[1034].  Comte de Bar-sur-Seine. 

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d)         daughter .  A manuscript genealogy, dated to the early 12th century, records "Windesmode Ingelbertus et Witdo de Upione, ex Ingelberto Walterius comes de Brena, ex Walterio filia nata est ista quam Fulco comes noster uxorem duxerat"[1035].  "Airardus comes Brinensis" confirmed donations of "pater meus Walterius comes" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "mater mea et due sorores mee" by charter dated to [1085/95][1036].  A genealogy presented by Foulques IV "le Réchin" Comte d'Anjou to the bishop of Angers in [1085], justifying the annulment of his fourth marriage with the daughter of Gauthier Comte de Brienne, lists "ex Letaldo, Albericus natus est, ex Alberico, Beatrix, ex Beatrice, Gosfredus de Castello Landonensi, ex Gaufrido, Gaufridus et Fulco presens"[1037]m (after 1080, divorced before 1089) as his fourth wife, FOULQUES IV "le Réchin" Comte d'Anjou, son of GEOFFROY II Comte de Gâtinais, Seigneur de Château-Landon & his wife Ermengarde d'Anjou (1043-14 Apr 1109). 

e)         MANTIA de Brienne .  "Airardus comes Brinensis" confirmed donations of "pater meus Walterius comes" to the abbey of Molesme with the consent of "mater mea et due sorores mee" by charter dated to [1085/95][1038].  “Milo...comes Barri super Sequanam” donated property “apud villam...Capella...et apud...villam...Elmertium” to Molesmes, with the consent of “Matildis uxor eius, Airardus comes frater eius, Mantia amborum soror”, by charter dated to 1115, witnessed by “Olricus vicecomes, Gaufredus nepos eius...[1039]

 

 

GAUTHIER [II] de Brienne, son of ERARD [I] Comte de Brienne & his wife Alix de Montdidier (-before 1161).  "Airardus Breonensis comes…et comitem Barrensem Milonem fratrem suum" are named in a charter dated [1125 or before], in which "Walterii nepotis sui filii Airardi defuncti comitis" is named, clarifying that his father was then deceased[1040].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife[1041].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Galterum comitem eiusdem loci et sororem eius nomine Felicitatem" as children of "Aerardo comiti Briennensi" & his wife, specifying that "Galterus comes genuit Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis"[1042].  He succeeded his father as Comte de Brienne.  Seigneur de Ramerupt.  He founded the abbey of Bassefontaine with his mother in 1143[1043].  "Walterus Brenensis comes" granted "decimam reddituum suorum de Brena Castello" to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 22 Jan 1143, subscribed by "Airardi filii sui, Andree filii sui, Marie filie sue… Johannis de Brena clerici…Guidonis fratris comitis"[1044].  He took part in the Second Crusade in 1147[1045]

[m firstly ---.  This possible first marriage is indicated only by one possible interpretation of the charter dated 1174 under which the bishop of Troyes confirmed his judgment relating to "villa de Prait" which names "comitum de Brena Herardum" and is witnessed by "Andreas frater comitis, Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio"[1046].  As discussed more fully below under Comte Gauthier [II]’s wife Humbeline, this document could mean that Erard de Chacenay was related to Erard [II] Comte de Brienne through Humbeline’s possible first marriage.  If that is correct, Comte Gauthier’s daughter Agnes, married to Jacques de Chacenay, must have been born from an otherwise unrecorded earlier marriage of her father.  As noted below, the more likely interpretation of the 1174 document is that Erard de Chacenay was nepos of Erard [II] because he was the son of the latter’s sister.] 

m [firstly/secondly] ([repudiated before 1147]) HUMBELINE de Baudémont, daughter of ANDRE de Baudémont Seneschal de Champagne & his wife Agnes --- (-1166 or after).  A charter dated 1138 notes that "Galterum Brennensem comitem" donated property to the hospitals of Chalette and Brienne with the consent of "uxoris sue Hubeline"[1047].  Her parentage is confirmed by the charter dated 1144 under which "Aelidis uxor Widonis domini de Brana post mortem viri sui…Guidonis" donated "census…Branæ castri et Branellæ villæ" to the Premonstré abbey, with the consent of "patre eorum Andrea de Baldimento et matre eorum Agnetis et ipsorum fratre Waleranno Vrsicampi abbate et sororibus eorum Helwide et Hubelina et earum maritis Waltero comiti de Brienna et Guidone de Dampierre" (although the names of the brothers-in-law are reversed in this document)[1048].  [It is possible that Humbeline married firstly Anseric [II] Seigneur de Chacenay.  This possible first marriage is suggested by one interpretation of the charter dated 1174 which records a dispute involving her son "comitem de Brenna Herardum" which was witnessed by “Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio[1049].  What supports this possible interpretation is that the wife of Anseric [II] was named Humbeline, as shown by the charter dated 22 Feb 1119 under which "Ansericus de Cacennaco…uxoris Hubeline…filio meo Jacobo" donated property to the abbey of Molesme[1050].  Another interesting observation is that the sister of Humbeline de Baudémont married Hugues Seigneur de Montréal, the possible brother of Anséric [II], duplicate brothers/sisters marriages being relatively frequent at the time.  However, there are two problems with this possible interpretation of the 1174 document.  Firstly, a chronological difficulty is suggested by the birth of Humbeline’s son by her supposed first marriage before 1119, Anseric’s death in 1137, and the supposed birth of several children by her second marriage before 1147.  Secondly, the more natural interpretation of the 1174 document is that Erard de Chacenay was nepos of Erard de Brienne because he was the son of the latter’s sister.  As discussed in more detail below, this latter interpretation also best explains another charter dated 1146 as well as the introduction of the name Erard into the family of the seigneurs de Chacenay.  If that second interpretation is correct, there were two different individuals named Humbeline, one married to Anseric de Chacenay and the other to Gauthier de Brienne.]  "Matris mee" is recorded as present in the charter dated 1166 of "Erardus Brenensis comes"[1051].  "E Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine "matre mea mediante actum fuisse" by charter dated 1166[1052].  Neither charter names the mother of Comte Erard, but they show that she survived her husband.  Gauthier must therefore have repudiated Humbeline before his marriage to Adelais, who is named in a charter dated 1147 as his wife (see below). 

m [secondly/thirdly] (before 1147) ADELAIS, daughter of ---.  "G comes Brene" donated property to "ecclesie Sancte Marie de Rameruco" with the consent of "uxoris Adelisis, Erardi, Andreæ filium meorum atque Marie filie mee" by charter dated 1147[1053].  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][1054]

Comte Gauthier [II] & his [first/second] wife had nine children [this document assumes that Humbeline was the mother of all of Gauthier’s children, in line with the most natural interpretation of the various charters which are quoted here.  If Humbeline was the same person as the widow of Anseric [II] Seigneur de Chacenay, several of the older children shown here must have been born from Gauthier’s first marriage.]:  

1.         [AGNES ([1122/25]-after [1191]).  "Jacobus dominus de Cachennai", with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee", made donations to Basse-Fontaine on the suggestion of "Galteri Brenensium comitis et matris, uxoris eius, domine Agnetis de Baldimento et domine mee A Brenensium comitisse" by charter dated 1146[1055].  The parentage of the wife of Jacques Seigneur de Chacenay is suggested by this document dated 1146.  It is also indicated by the charter dated 1174 under which the bishop of Troyes confirmed his judgment relating to "villa de Prait" which names her supposed brother "comitum de Brena Herardum" and is witnessed by "Andreas frater comitis, Erardus nepos eius de Chacenaio"[1056].  One of the interpretations of this document is that "Erardus nepos eius [=of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne] de Chacenaio" was the nephew of Comte Erard because he was the son of his sister.  Another possible interpretation of the 1174 document, as explained in more detail above, is that Erard de Chacenay was "nepos" of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne because of a relationship through the latter’s mother, Humbeline de Baudément, wife of Gauthier [II] Comte de Brienne.  In that case, Agnes must have been born from an otherwise unrecorded first marriage of her father.  However, this alternative interpretation does not satisfactorily explain the charter dated 1146 nor the entry of the name "Erard" into the Chacenay family after Agnes’s marriage, which certainly suggests that Agnes belonged to the family of the comtes de Brienne.  If Agnes’s parentage is correctly shown in the present document, she must have been one of her parents’ oldest children.  "Agnes domina de Chacennaio…filiis suis Thoma et Ayrardo" made donations to the abbey of Mores by charter dated 1158, confirmed by "Henricus…Trecensis episcopus"[1057].  "Agnes domine de Cachenanaio", with the consent of her unnamed children, made donations to Basse-Fontaine for the soul of "domini mei Jacobi…filius meus Erardus…quando perrexit Jerosolimam" by charter dated to [1179/83], witnessed by "Johannes dominus Cachanaii…Henricus de Cachennais et filius eius Johannes"[1058].  Her possible second marriage is suggested by the charter dated to [1179/83] under which "Agnes domine de Cachenanaio", with the consent of her unnamed children, made donations to Basse-Fontaine for the soul of "domini mei Jacobi…filius meus Erardus…quando perrexit Jerosolimam", witnessed by "Johannes dominus Cachanaii…"[1059].  It is clear that "Jean seigneur de Chacenay" could not have been one of Agnes’s children by her first marriage.  One possible explanation of the charter is therefore that he was Agnes’s second husband, enjoying the title by right of his wife.  The testament of "Agnes…domina Cacenaii", dated to [1191] and made "coram…filiarum mearum M[argareta] domina Chanlotis et H. domina de Durnai", bequeathed land "apud Lusigniacum et apud Montem Susanum", previously held by "Jacobus filius domini Erardi Cacensi", to "filie mee M[argarete] domine Chanlotis", and property "apud Taneileres" to "filie domini H[ugonis] Vendopere" by charter dated to [1191][1060]m [firstly] (before 1138) JACQUES Seigneur de Chacenay, son of ANSERIC [II] Seigneur de Chacenay & his wife Humbeline --- (-[1152/58]).  [m secondly JEAN, son of ---.  Seigneur de Chacenay[, de iure uxoris].  1166/1183.] 

2.         GUY de Brienne .  "Comes Brinie…et uxor eius et filii eorum Guido et Eustachius" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[1061].  1143. 

3.         EUSTACHE de Brienne (-after 1133).  "Comes Brinie…et uxor eius et filii eorum Guido et Eustachius" approved the donation by "Lethericus de Baudimonto" to the Templars at Provins, by charter dated 1133[1062].  He presumably died young.  He must have been a different person from Eustache, brother of Erard [II] Comte de Brienne, who is shown below, as the second Eustache’s name appears after that of Erard in the charter dated 1166, indicating presumably that he was a younger brother. 

4.         ERARD [II] de Brienne (-8 Feb [1190/91]).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis" as children of "Galterus comes"[1063].  He succeeded his father in [1161] as Comte de Brienne

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5.         EUSTACHE de Brienne (-1166 or after).  "Robertus de Mastoil" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1166 witnessed by "Airaldus Brenensium comes, Eustacius et Andreas fratres eius, vicecomes Odo"[1064].  According to Europäische Stammtafeln[1065], Eustache was possible ancestor of the Seigneurs de Conflans. 

6.         ANDRE de Brienne (-killed in battle Acre Oct 1189).  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis" as children of "Galterus comes"[1066].  Seigneur de Ramerupt. 

-        SEIGNEURS de RAMERUPT

7.         JEAN de Brienne .  "Johannis de Brena clerici" subscribed the charter dated 22 Jan 1143 of "Walterus Brenensis comes", although no relationship between the two is specified in the document[1067].  Abbot of Beaulieu 1157/1192.  "Johannis fratris mei" is recorded as present in the charter dated 1166 of "Erardus Brenensis comes"[1068].  "Joannes frater meus abbas Belliloci" witnessed the donation by "Erardus Brenensium comes…Agnetis uxoris mee et Galterii filii mei" under charter dated 1185[1069].  "Johannes frater meus abbas Belliloci" witnessed the donation of "Erardus Brenensium comes" to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1186[1070]

8.         MARIE de Brienne .  "Walterus Brenensis comes" granted "decimam reddituum suorum de Brena Castello" to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 22 Jan 1143, subscribed by "Airardi filii sui, Andree filii sui, Marie filie sue…Johannis de Brena clerici…Guidonis fratris comitis"[1071].  "G comes Brene" donated property to "ecclesie Sancte Marie de Rameruco" with the consent of "uxoris Adelisis, Erardi, Andreæ filium meorum atque Marie filie mee" by charter dated 1147[1072].  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][1073].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Aerardum comitem et Andream atque Mariam castellanam de Sancto Otmaro cum aliis liberis" as children of "Galterus comes"[1074].  Marie’s husband is not named in this source.  However, Gauthier was châtelain de Saint-Omer at the time of the marriage, and the wife of his brother and successor Guillaume is recorded as Mathilde.  m ([1150/52]) as his first wife, GAUTHIER de Fauquemberghes Châtelain de Saint-Omer, son of GUILLAUME [II] Châtelain de Saint-Omer & his wife Mélisende de Picquigny (-1174). 

9.         ELVIDE de Brienne (-1202 or after).  "Walterus comes Brenensis" made donations to the priory of Jully-les-Nonnains with the consent of "Adelaidis uxor suæ et filiorum meorum Arardi et Andree et filiarum mearum Marie et Helvidis" by charter dated [1150][1075]same person as…?  ELVIDE (-1202 or after).  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified.  m BARTHELEMY Seigneur de Vignory, son of GUY [V] de Vignory & his wife Tiphaine --- (-Acre 1190). 

 

 

ERARD [II] de Brienne, son of GAUTHIER [II] Seigneur de Brienne & his [first/second] wife Humbeline de Baudément (-8 Feb [1190/91]).  "Walterus Brenensis comes" granted "decimam reddituum suorum de Brena Castello" to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 22 Jan 1143, subscribed by "Airardi filii sui, Andree filii sui, Marie filie sue…Johannis de Brena clerici…Guidonis fratris comitis"[1076].  "G comes Brene" donated property to "ecclesie Sancte Marie de Rameruco" with the consent of "uxoris Adelisis, Erardi, Andreæ filium meorum atque Marie filie mee" by charter dated 1147[1077].  He succeeded his father in [1161] as Comte de Brienne.   "Erardus Brenensis comes", recalling "bone memorie Galteri comitis…Brenensis", donated property to the abbey of Basse-Fontaine in the presence of "matris mee et Johannis fratris mei abbatis Belliloci et domini Willermi de Dompetra" and with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Andree fratris mee" by charter dated 1166[1078].  He took part in the Fourth Crusade in 1189[1079]

m (before 1166) AGNES de Montbéliard, daughter of AMEDEE de Montfaucon Comte de Montbéliard & his first wife Beatrix --- ([1150/55]-23 Oct ----, after 1186).  "Agnetis uxoris mee" consented to the donation by "Erardus Brenensis comes" recorded in the latter's charter dated 1166[1080].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  "Erardus comes Brenensis…comitissa uxore mea Agnete, filiis quoque meis Galtero…et Guillelmo et Andrea" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1181[1081].  "Erardus Brenensium comes…Agnetis uxoris mee et Galterii filii mei" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1185[1082].  "Erardus Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Galteri et Guillelmi filiorum meorum" by charter dated 1186, witnessed by "Johannes frater meus abbas Belliloci…Andreas frater meus"[1083].  The necrology of Chartres cathedral records the death "X Kal Nov" of "Agnes…comitissa de Breina"[1084]

Comte Erard [II] & his wife had five children: 

1.         GAUTHIER [III] de Brienne (-Jun 1205).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Galterus comes Briennensis filius Erardi comitis" when recording his marriage[1085].  He succeeded his father in [1190/91] as Comte de Brienne

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2.         GUILLAUME de Brienne (-[1194/99], bur Auxerre St-Etienne).  "Erardus comes Brenensis…comitissa uxore mea Agnete, filiis quoque meis Galtero…et Guillelmo et Andrea" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1181[1086].  "Erardus Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Galteri et Guillelmi filiorum meorum" by charter dated 1186[1087].  "Guillaume de Briene de Panci" is named brother of Gauthier de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator)[1088].  "Willelmus de Briena dominus de Paceio" confirmed donations to Fontenay by charter dated 1192, witnessed by "Galterii fratris mei comitis de Briena…"[1089].  "Gualterius comes Brene" donated property to Beaulieu (Aube) by charter dated 1194 with the consent of "Willelmi et Johannis fratrum eius"[1090]m as her first husband, EUSTACHIE de Courtenay Dame de Placy-sur-Armancon, daughter of PIERRE de France Seigneur de Courtenay & his wife Elisabeth de Courtenay (-6 Apr after 1235).  "Eustachia uxor defuncti Guillelmi de Brena" confirmed her husband’s deathbed donation to Quincy by charter dated 1199[1091].  She married secondly (1200) as his third wife, Guillaume de Champlitte, who was appointed Prince of Achaia in 1205, and thirdly ([1211]) as his third wife, Guillaume [I] Comte de Sancerre.  “Eustachia comitissa Sacricesaris” recorded that “filius meus...bone memorie Andreas de Brena” had requested her and “fratri meo Willelmo de Tanlay” to carry out his last wishes, and founded an anniversary for him at Auxerre Saint-Etienne where he was buried, by charter dated May 1215[1092].  The necrology of La Chartreuse de Bellary records the death "6 Apr" of "Eustache comtesse de Sancerre"[1093].  Guillaume & his wife had two children: 

a)         ANDRE de Brienne (-before May 1215, bur Auxerre Saint-Etienne).  “Eustachia comitissa Sacricesaris” recorded that “filius meus...bone memorie Andreas de Brena” had requested her and “fratri meo Willelmo de Tanlay” to carry out his last wishes, and founded an anniversary for him at Auxerre Saint-Etienne where he was buried, by charter dated May 1215[1094].   

b)         ELVIS de Brienne .  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage has not yet been identified.  m JEAN Vicomte de Saint-Florentin, son of --- (-before Jul 1235). 

3.         ANDRE de Brienne (-1181 or after).  "Erardus comes Brenensis…comitissa uxore mea Agnete, filiis quoque meis Galtero…et Guillelmo et Andrea" made a donation to Montiérender by charter dated 1181[1095].  1177. 

4.         JEAN de Brienne ([1170/75]-27 Mar 1237).  "Johan de Briene" is named as brother of Gauthier de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator), after his brother Guillaume[1096].  "Gualterius comes Brene" donated property to Beaulieu (Aube) by charter dated 1194 with the consent of "Willelmi et Johannis fratrum eius"[1097].  “Ioannes de Brena” noted that Thibaut III Comte de Champagne had granted him property “apud fontem Maconis et apud Omoy et Luerias et Auanz et Lonsost” in exchange for “Herbitiæ”, naming “fratre meo Galtero comite Brenæ” as guarantor, by charter dated Mar 1200, which also names “hæres defuncti Guillermi de Brena[1098].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Iohannis frater eiusdem comitis [Galteri comitis Briennensis" when recording that he succeeded as Comte de Brienne after the death of his brother[1099].  "Johannes comes Brene" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated Apr 1210[1100].  He was crowned as JEAN King of Jerusalem in 1210.  He was appointed regent of the Latin Empire of Constantinople, by agreement at Perugia in Apr 1229, and was crowned JEAN Emperor of Constantinople on his arrival in the city in 1231. 

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5.         IDA de Brienne .  She is named as sister of Jean de Brienne by William of Tyre (Continuator) who also names her husband[1101]m ARNOUL de Reynel Seigneur de Pierrefitte et de Cirey, son of --- (-before 1228). 

 

 

GAUTHIER [III] de Brienne, son of ERARD III Seigneur de Brienne & his wife Agnes de Montbéliard [Montfaucon] (-Jun 1205).  "Erardus Brenensium comes…Agnetis uxoris mee et Galterii filii mei" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated 1185[1102].  "Erardus Brenensium comes" donated property to Basse-Fontaine with the consent of "Agnetis uxoris mee et Galteri et Guillelmi filiorum meorum" by charter dated 1186[1103].  He succeeded his father in [1190/91] as Comte de Brienne.  He is named by William of Tyre (Continuator), who also specifies his parentage and says that he married "l'ainz née fille dou roi Tancre" although he does not name his wife[1104].  "Willelmus de Briena dominus de Paceio" confirmed donations to Fontenay by charter dated 1192, witnessed by "Galterii fratris mei comitis de Briena…"[1105].  He was granted the titles Principe di Tarento and Conte di Lecce by the Pope on condition of swearing allegiance to Friedrich von Hohenstaufen King of Sicily[1106].  Ignoring his oath, he claimed the throne of Sicily de iure uxoris and launched attacks in southern Italy, encouraged by his mother-in-law.  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that he was defeated at Barletta[1107].  He was captured before he could cross to Sicily[1108].  The Annales Ceccanenses record that in 1199 "comes Gualterius Francigena" came and expelled "Diopoldum" from the castle and defeated him in battle[1109].  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum records that he was killed "a comite Tybaldo Theotonico"[1110], which presumably refers to Diepold Markgraf von Vohburg.  He died in prison[1111]

m (Melun 1200) as her first husband, ELVIRA [Albinia] of Sicily, daughter of TANCRED King of Sicily & his wife Sibilla --- (-after 1216).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records the marriage in 1201 of "Galterus comes Briennensis filius Eardi comitis" and "Tancredi filiam regis Sicilia et Sibilie regine Apulie"[1112].  Villehardouin records that "Gautier de Brienne" had married "King Tancred's daughter" before he joined the Fourth Crusade, but does not name her[1113].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that Gauthier de Brienne married "l'ainz née fille dou roi Tancre" although he does not name his wife[1114].  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum names (in order) "Alberia, Constantia et Madania" as the three daughters of "Tancredus [rex Siciliæ]" & his wife, naming the first husband of "Alberia vel Alceria" as "comes Gualterius de Brenna, frater regis", her second husband as "Iacobo comiti de Tricario", and her third husband "comiti Tigrino palatino comiti in Tuscia", specifying that her third marriage was arranged by "papa Honorius" and that her dowry was "comitatum Licie et Montis Iscaliosi in regno Apulie"[1115].  Her marriage was arranged by Philippe II King of France, with a view to her husband reclaiming Sicily from the Hohenstaufen[1116].  She married secondly (after Jun 1205) Giacomo Sanseverino Conte di Tricario.  She married thirdly Tigrino, Palatino, Conte di Toscana

Comte Gauthier [III] & his wife had one child: 

1.         GAUTHIER [IV] de Brienne (posthumously 1205 after 11 Jul-murdered Cairo [18 Oct 1244/1247]).  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum names "Galteranus comes Iopensis" as son of "comes Gualterius de Brenna, frater regis" & his wife[1117].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that "Gauteron…fiz dou conte Gautier" was "en Puille", dated to 1208 from the context[1118]Count of Jaffa.  "Galterus comes Brene" donated property to Basse-Fontaine by charter dated Nov 1227[1119], which can only refer to Gauthier [IV].  He tried unsuccessfully to retake the duchy of Athens from the Catalan Company in 1231, his failure due in large part to the neutrality adopted by Venice in the conflict[1120].  He took part in the civil war in Cyprus against the supporters of Emperor Friedrich I King of Germany.  He fought at the battle of Gaza 18 Oct 1244, but was captured and taken in chains to Cairo[1121].  William of Tyre (Continuator) records that "Gautier le cuens de Briene" was captured in battle in 1244 and later died in prison[1122].  Matthew Paris records that "nobilis comes Gualterus" was held in squalor in a Saracen prison and done to death[1123].  The Chronicle of Amadi records the death [in 1250, from the context] of "Conte Galtier, marito della sorella del re Henrico de Cypro" who had been "in preson di Saracini, preso a la battaglia de Forbie"[1124]m (1233) MARIE de Lusignan, daughter of HUGUES I King of Cyprus & his wife Alix of Jerusalem Ctss of Jaffa ([before 1215]-5 Jul [1251/53]).  William of Tyre (Continuator) names her, gives her parentage and specifies that she was the older daughter, as well as naming her husband[1125].  The Thomas Tusci Gesta Imperatorum et Pontificum records that the wife of "Galteranus comes Iopensis" was "rex Cypri filiam"[1126].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "sororem…Henrici [regis Cypri]" married "Galtherus comes Brenensis" in 1233 but does not name her[1127].  Her children were passed over in the succession to the kingdom of Cyprus, after the death of King Hugues II in 1267, in favour of the son of her younger sister.  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "5 Jul" of "Maria comitissa Brene"[1128].  It is assumed that this refers to Marie de Lusignan as she is the only known Ctss de Brienne of that name.  Gauthier [IV] & his wife had three children: 

a)         JEAN de Brienne (-[17 Sep] or [Sep 1260/Jan 1261]).  The Lignages d'Outremer names (in order) "Johan, Huge et Heimeri" as the three sons of "le conte Gautier de Brene" & his wife, stating that Jean and Amaury died young[1129].  The necrology of Hôtel-Dieu at Provins records the death "XV Kal Oct" of "Johannes comes de Brena"[1130].  [m as her first husband, MARIE d'Enghien Dame de Thieusis, daughter of SOHIER d'Enghien Seigneur d’Enghien & his wife Alix van Zotteghem.  Her parentage and two marriages are shown in Europäische Stammtafeln[1131].  The primary source which confirms this information has not been identified.  If the information is correct, she must have been one of her parents’ youngest children.  She married secondly ([before 1270]) as his second wife, Hugues [IV] de Rethel, who later succeeded as Comte de Rethel.] 

b)         HUGUES de Brienne (-9 Aug 1296).  The Chronicle of Amadi names "Hughet" as son of "Conte Galtier, marito della sorella del re Henrico de Cypro"[1132].  The Lignages d'Outremer names (in order) "Johan, Huge et Heimeri" as the three sons of "le conte Gautier de Brene" & his wife, stating that Jean and Amaury died young[1133].  He claimed the regency of Jerusalem in 1264, on the death of his maternal aunt Isabelle of Antioch.  Although his mother had been the older sister, his claim was rejected by the High Court of Jerusalem in favour of Isabelle's son Hugues on the basis of the latter's closer relationship to the previous holder of the office[1134].  He fought in support of Charles I King of Sicily during the latter's campaign against Manfred King of Sicily and helped to defeat Konradin von Hohenstaufen at Tagliacozzo in 1268.  King Charles I confirmed his title Conte di Lecce in 1269.  In [1275], Hugues tried to assemble an army to enforce his claim to Cyprus, but by 1289 he was trying to sell his rights to the Cypriot throne to Alfonso III King of Aragon[1135].  Signore di Conversano, Captain-General of Brindisi, Otranto and Apulia 1289.  He died from wounds received at the battle of Gagliano against Roger de Lloria, admiral of Aragon[1136]m firstly (Andravida 1277[1137]) as her second husband, ISABELLE of Athens Lady of ½ Karytaina, widow of GEOFFROY de Bruyères Lord of Karytaina, daughter of GUY I Duke of Athens [La Roche] & his wife [--- de Bruyères].  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Ysabeau la fille dou duc d'Athanes, qui avoit esté feme dou seignor de Karitaine" as the wife of "Hugue…cuens de Brene"[1138]The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “messire Goffroy de Bruieres, le seignor de Caraitaine” married “la suer dou seignor d’Atthenes[1139]The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "il signor della Caritena" married "la figlia del signor della Rocia" was therefore "consanguineo e assai propinquo di…Principe [Guglielmo]" [Guillaume de Villehardouin Prince of Achaia], and that his widow married "al conte de Brenna"[1140]The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that, after the death of Geoffroy de Bruyères Baron of Karytaina without heirs, the barony was shared between his widow and Guillaume Prince of Achaia[1141].  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records the second marriage of the widow of Geoffroy de Bruyères and “messire Hugue le conte de Brene et de Liche[1142]m secondly (1291 before 14 Sep) as her second husband, HELENA Komnenodukaina, widow of GUILLAUME Duke of Athens, daughter of IOANNES Dukas Komnenos [Angelos] of Epirus Lord of Thessaly & his wife --- (-[1294/95]).  Pachymeres records that "fratrem Ioannis Guillelmum" married "Ioannis nothi filiam"[1143].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Her dowry for her first marriage consisted of the towns of Gravia, Siderokastron, Gardiki and Lamia[1144].  She was regent of Athens for her son from 1289 to 1294.  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée records that “la feme du duc Guillerme” married “le conte Hugue” as her second husband[1145].  Hugues & his first wife had two children:

i)          GAUTHIER [V] de Brienne ([1278]-killed in battle Kephissos River, near Thebes 15 Mar 1312, his head bur Lecce Church of Santa Croce).  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Gautier et Agnes" as the children of "Hugue…cuens de Brene" and his wife "Ysabeau la fille dou duc d'Athanes, qui avoit esté feme dou seignor de Karitaine"[1146].  He succeeded his father as Conte di Lecce.  He succeeded his first cousin (and uterine half-brother) in 1308 as Duke of Athens.  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "la nobil terra d’Attene e quell Ducato" was inherited by "il conte de Brenna" after the death of Guy[1147]

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ii)         AGNES de Brienne .  The Lignages d'Outremer name "Gautier et Agnes" as the children of "Hugue…cuens de Brene" and his wife "Ysabeau la fille dou duc d'Athanes, qui avoit esté feme dou seignor de Karitaine"[1148].  The Istoria of Marino Sanudo Torsello records that "[la] figliola" of "il conte de Brenna" and his wife "la figlia del signor della Rocia" married "al conite Altino da Campagna"[1149].  The primary source which confirms her marriage more precisely has not yet been identified.  1305.  m (contract Mar 1297) JEAN [II] Comte de Joigny, son of JEAN [I] Comte de Joigny & his wife Marie de Mercœur (-1305 or after). 

Hugues & his second wife had one child:

iii)        JEANNE de Brienne .  The Livre de la Conqueste de la Morée names “madame Jehanne” as the daughter of “le conte Hugue” and his second wife, and her marriage to “messire Nicole Sanu le duc de Nixie[1150].  The testament of "Gautiers dux d’Atheinnes cuens de Brienne et de Liche" is dated 1312 (N.S.) and names "Jehanette nostre suer…"[1151]m NICCOLO Sanudo Duke of Naxos, son of GUGLIELMO I Sanudo Duke of Naxos & his wife --- (-1341)

c)         AMAURY de Brienne (-before 1261).  The Lignages d'Outremer names (in order) "Johan, Huge et Heimeri" as the three sons of "le conte Gautier de Brene" & his wife, stating that Jean and Amaury died young[1152]

 

 

 

B.      SEIGNEURS de POUGY

 

 

Pougy is located about 10 kilometres north-west of Brienne-le-Château in the present-day French département of Aube. 

 

 

[Four] siblings: 

1.         MANASSES de Pougy (-after 1187).  “Henricus Trecensium palatinus comes” confirmed an agreement between Montiéramey and “Odonem conestabulum meum...uxore sua Helisabeth et filiis Rainaldo et Henrico laudantibus” concerning “villa Manilli Letranni et de Feloncort” to Montiéramey by undated charter (dated to 1169 or before), witnessed by “...Manasses frater eiusdem Odonis conestabuli...[1153]Bishop of Troyes .  "Manasses...Trecensis episcopus" confirmed privileges granted to Molins by "Rainaudus de Pogeiaco nepos meus" for the soul of “patris sui bone recordationis fratris mei Odonis” by charter dated 1186[1154].  "Manasses...Trecensis episcopus" notified the agreement signed between Troyes Saint-Loup and "Rainaudus de Pogiaco nepos meus" relating to Molins with the support of “Oda conjux predicti Rainaudi et filius ipsius Milo” by charter dated 1187, witnessed by “...Hugo de Pogiaco frater meus...[1155]

2.         EUDES de Pougy (-[1169])Connétable de Champagne.  Henri I Comte de Champagne (“Henricus Trecensis comes palatinus”) declared that “Theobaldus comes Blesensis pater meus” had granted annual revenue to “Archambaudo de Soilliaco nepoti” by charter dated 1158, witnessed by “...Odo constabularius, Petrus Bursandus...Galtherus Mareschalus[1156].  "Ansellus de Trianulo buticularius, Odo de Pugeio conestabulus, Guillelmus Rex marescalcus, Drogo Bristaudus et Petrus Bristaudus fratres" witnessed the charter dated 24 Jul 1164 under which Henri I Comte de Champagne donated property to "magistro Nicolao...priori S. Johannis"[1157].  “Henricus Trecensium palatinus comes” confirmed an agreement between Montiéramey and “Odonem conestabulum meum...uxore sua Helisabeth et filiis Rainaldo et Henrico laudantibus” concerning “villa Manilli Letranni et de Feloncort” to Montiéramey by undated charter (dated to 1169 or before), witnessed by “...Manasses frater eiusdem Odonis conestabuli...[1158]m ISABELLE, daughter of --- (-after 1182).  “Henricus Trecensium palatinus comes” confirmed an agreement between Montiéramey and “Odonem conestabulum meum...uxore sua Helisabeth et filiis Rainaldo et Henrico laudantibus” concerning “villa Manilli Letranni et de Feloncort” to Montiéramey by undated charter (dated to 1169 or before)[1159].  "Elizabeth domina Pugeii" donated "casamentum de Summavera" to Montiérender, for the soul of her husband “Odo”, by charter dated 1182[1160].  Eudes & his wife had [four] children: 

a)         RENAUD de Pougy (-[Apr 1204/Apr 1206])Henricus Trecensium palatinus comes” confirmed an agreement between Montiéramey and “Odonem conestabulum meum...uxore sua Helisabeth et filiis Rainaldo et Henrico laudantibus” concerning “villa Manilli Letranni et de Feloncort” to Montiéramey by undated charter (dated to 1169 or before)[1161].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “…dominus de Pogi…” in De Ronasco[1162].  "Manasses...Trecensis episcopus" confirmed privileges granted to Molins by "Rainaudus de Pogeiaco nepos meus" for the soul of “patris sui bone recordationis fratris mei Odonis” by charter dated 1186[1163].  "Manasses...Trecensis episcopus" notified the agreement signed between Troyes Saint-Loup and "Rainaudus de Pogiaco nepos meus" relating to Molins with the support of “Oda conjux predicti Rainaudi et filius ipsius Milo” by charter dated 1187[1164].  Petit notes that Clarembaud Seigneur de Noyers was named in 1196 when “son beau-frère Renaud de Pougy” donated property to Quincy abbey, without citing any source[1165]Seigneur de Pougy.  "Reynaudus dominus de Pogeyo" confirmed the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "partem grosse decime...apud Lesmont" made by "domino Herberto de Sancto Quintino, Trecensi archidiacono...consanguineo meo", with the support of "O...uxore mea et Manasse...filio meo", for the soul of “bone memorie fratris sui Petri”, by charter dated 1203[1166].  "Dominus Renaudus de Pogiaco" exchanged serfs with Troyes Saint-Loup, with the consent of "uxore sua Oda", by charter dated Apr 1204[1167]m (before 1176) ODA de Noyers, daughter of MILON [IV] Seigneur de Noyers & his wife Adeline de Chappes (-after 7 Nov 1228).  "Manasses...Trecensis episcopus" notified the agreement signed between Troyes Saint-Loup and "Rainaudus de Pogiaco nepos meus" relating to Molins with the support of “Oda conjux predicti Rainaudi et filius ipsius Milo” by charter dated 1187[1168].  "Reynaudus dominus de Pogeyo" confirmed the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "partem grosse decime...apud Lesmont" made by "domino Herberto de Sancto Quintino, Trecensi archidiacono...consanguineo meo", with the support of "O...uxore mea et Manasse...filio meo", by charter dated 1203[1169].  "Dominus Renaudus de Pogiaco" exchanged serfs with Troyes Saint-Loup, with the consent of "uxore sua Oda", by charter dated Apr 1204[1170].  "Oda domina Pogiaci" granted revenue to "Girardum filium Johannis de Pogiaco qui fuit homo domini mei...", with the consent of “liberorum meorum Milonis militis, Manasse et Guidonis et Ermanjardis”, for the soul of “viri mei Renaudi quondam domini Pogiaci”, by charter dated Apr 1206[1171].  "Oda domina Pogeaci" notified that "Guido filius meus de Pogi clericus canonicus Belvacensis" exchanged serfs with Montiéramey, and consented with “filius meus Manasserus miles”, by charter dated 7 Nov 1228[1172].  Renaud & his wife had four children: 

i)          MILON de Pougy (-before 1218).  "Manasses...Trecensis episcopus" notified the agreement signed between Troyes Saint-Loup and "Rainaudus de Pogiaco nepos meus" relating to Molins with the support of “Oda conjux predicti Rainaudi et filius ipsius Milo” by charter dated 1187[1173].  "Oda domina Pogiaci" granted revenue to "Girardum filium Johannis de Pogiaco qui fuit homo domini mei...", with the consent of “liberorum meorum Milonis militis, Manasse et Guidonis et Ermanjardis”, for the soul of “viri mei Renaudi quondam domini Pogiaci”, by charter dated Apr 1206[1174]m (before 1201) ELISABETH de Brienne, daughter of ANDRE de Brienne Seigneur de Ramerupt & his wife Adelais Dame de Vénisy (-after 1220).  Milon [VII] Seigneur de Noyers confirmed the donation made to Jard abbey by [his sister-in-law] “Elisabeth de Brienne veuve de Miles seigneur de Pogy” by charter dated 1220[1175]

ii)         MANASSES de Pougy (-after 7 Nov 1228).  "Reynaudus dominus de Pogeyo" confirmed the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "partem grosse decime...apud Lesmont" made by "domino Herberto de Sancto Quintino, Trecensi archidiacono...consanguineo meo", with the support of "O...uxore mea et Manasse...filio meo", by charter dated 1203[1176].  "Oda domina Pogiaci" granted revenue to "Girardum filium Johannis de Pogiaco qui fuit homo domini mei...", with the consent of “liberorum meorum Milonis militis, Manasse et Guidonis et Ermanjardis”, for the soul of “viri mei Renaudi quondam domini Pogiaci”, by charter dated Apr 1206[1177].  A charter dated [25] Dec 1214 records that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared joint succession of sons of his vassals, with their consent, including “...Manassei de Pougiaco...” in the list of vassals[1178].  “...Manasserii de Pogiaco...” confirmed the charter dated 1224 under which Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne regulated the succession of fiefs[1179].  "Oda domina Pogeaci" notified that "Guido filius meus de Pogi clericus canonicus Belvacensis" exchanged serfs with Montiéramey, and consented with “filius meus Manasserus miles”, by charter dated 7 Nov 1228[1180]

iii)        GUY de Pougy (-after 7 Nov 1228).  "Oda domina Pogiaci" granted revenue to "Girardum filium Johannis de Pogiaco qui fuit homo domini mei...", with the consent of “liberorum meorum Milonis militis, Manasse et Guidonis et Ermanjardis”, for the soul of “viri mei Renaudi quondam domini Pogiaci”, by charter dated Apr 1206[1181].  Canon at Beauvais: "Oda domina Pogeaci" notified that "Guido filius meus de Pogi clericus canonicus Belvacensis" exchanged serfs with Montiéramey, and consented with “filius meus Manasserus miles”, by charter dated 7 Nov 1228[1182]

iv)       ERMENGARDE de Pougy .  "Oda domina Pogiaci" granted revenue to "Girardum filium Johannis de Pogiaco qui fuit homo domini mei...", with the consent of “liberorum meorum Milonis militis, Manasse et Guidonis et Ermanjardis”, for the soul of “viri mei Renaudi quondam domini Pogiaci”, by charter dated Apr 1206[1183]same person as...?  ERMENGARDE (-after 18 Aug 1225).  "Dominus Erardus de Alneto et Ermeniardis uxor sua" donated property "in Mesnillo Letranni sito juxta Avenz" to Montiéramey, with the consent of “dominus...Manasses de Pougiaco”, by charter dated 18 Aug 1225[1184].  The involvement of Manassès de Pougy suggests joint ownership of the property in question and that the donors’ interest came from Erard’s wife, suggesting in turn that she was from the Pougy family.  m ERARD Seigneur d’Aulnay, son of --- (-after 18 Aug 1225). 

b)         HENRI de Pougy .  “Henricus Trecensium palatinus comes” confirmed an agreement between Montiéramey and “Odonem conestabulum meum...uxore sua Helisabeth et filiis Rainaldo et Henrico laudantibus” concerning “villa Manilli Letranni et de Feloncort” to Montiéramey by undated charter (dated to 1169 or before)[1185]

c)         PIERRE de Pougy (-before 1203).  "Reynaudus dominus de Pogeyo" confirmed the donation to Basse-Fontaine of "partem grosse decime...apud Lesmont" made by "domino Herberto de Sancto Quintino, Trecensi archidiacono...consanguineo meo", with the support of "O...uxore mea et Manasse...filio meo", for the soul of “bone memorie fratris sui Petri”, by charter dated 1203[1186]

3.         HUGUES de Pougy (-after 1187).  "Manasses...Trecensis episcopus" notified the agreement signed between Troyes Saint-Loup and "Rainaudus de Pogiaco nepos meus" relating to Molins with the support of “Oda conjux predicti Rainaudi et filius ipsius Milo” by charter dated 1187, witnessed by “...Hugo de Pogiaco frater meus...[1187]

4.         [--- .  Gauthier’s precise parentage has not been ascertained.  If “nepos”, in the document dated 1186 quoted below, can be interpreted in its strict sense of nephew, one of Gauthier’s parents was Manassès’s sibling.  This person may have been the same as Eudes or Hugues who are named above.]  m ---.  One child: 

a)         GAUTHIER (-after 1186).  Archdeacon.  Manassès Bishop of Troyes noted freedoms granted to the canons "in villa de Molins", at the request of “nepote meo Rainaudo”, by charter dated 1186, witnessed by “Galterus archidiaconus nepos meus...[1188]

 

 

1.         MILON de Pougy (-after [1172]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Milo de Noiers. Vicecomitissa sancti Florentini tenet tertiam partem, Milo de Pogiaco tertiam, Guido de Montmor tertiam…” in De Trecis et de Insulis[1189]

 

2.         GUY de Pougy (-after 1212).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Guido de Pogiaco, Renaudus de Pogiaco...” in De Ronnaco[1190]...Barons...Gui de Pougy...” is named among the nobles in Champagne who confirmed the decision by Blanche Ctss de Champagne to allow succession of fiefs in the female line by charter dated 1212[1191]

 

3.         RENAUD de Pougy (-after [1204/10]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “…Guido de Pogiaco, Renaudus de Pogiaco...” in De Ronnaco[1192]

 

 

 

C.      SEIGNEURS de VILLEHARDOUIN

 

 

Villehardouin is a village in the canton of Piney, and a former commune in the present-day French département of Aube, about 30 kilometres north-east of Troyes. 

 

 

1.         JEAN de Villehardouin (-after [1172]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “…Johannes Ville Harduini…” in De Ronasco[1193]

 

2.         VILAIN de Villehardouin, son of --- (-before 1170)Seigneur de Villehardouin.  "Dominus de Villa Harduini Villanus" donated revenue from Villehardouin to Henri Bishop of Troyes, on one of his sons "Roscelin" becoming a canon, by charter dated to [1145/53][1194]m DAMERON, daughter of --- (-11 Dec before 1183).  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "12 Dec" of "Damerona mater Villani subdecani"[1195].  The necrology of Saint-Pierre, Troyes records consecutive entries in December for "Rocelino subdiacono et canonico" and "Dameronna mater dicti Rocelini"[1196].  Vilain & his wife had [four or more] children: 

a)         ROSCELIN de Villehardouin (-1185).  Two charters dated to the mid-12th century record that Villain seigneur de Villehardouin du temps de saint Bernard” was father of “Roscelin chanoine de Troyes mort en 1185 [et de] Villain sous-doyen de S. Etienne de Troyes 1191 et [de] plusieurs autres fils dont les chartes ne mentionnent pas les noms[1197].  “Roscelinus de Villa Harduini” donated mills to the church of Saint-Quentin, with the consent of “fratrum suorum”, by charter dated 1170, witnessed by “Haycius de Plancy[1198]Canon of Saint-Etienne, Troyes. 

b)         VILAIN de Villehardouin (-after 1194).  Two charters dated to the mid-12th century record that Villain seigneur de Villehardouin du temps de saint Bernard” was father of “Roscelin chanoine de Troyes mort en 1185 [et de] Villain sous-doyen de S. Etienne de Troyes 1191 et [de] plusieurs autres fils dont les chartes ne mentionnent pas les noms[1199]Canon at Troyes. 

c)         other sons .  Two charters dated to the mid-12th century record that Villain seigneur de Villehardouin du temps de saint Bernard” was father of “Roscelin chanoine de Troyes mort en 1185 [et de] Villain sous-doyen de S. Etienne de Troyes 1191 et [de] plusieurs autres fils dont les chartes ne mentionnent pas les noms[1200]

 

 

Six siblings.  Their parents have not been identified.  The chronology suggests that they may have been other children or grandchildren of Vilain Seigneur de Villehardouin, who is named above. 

1.         GEOFFROY de Villehardouin (-[Nov 1217/Jun 1219])The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufredus Campanie marescalcus et Gaufridus nepos eius de Villa Harduini appellatus"[1201]Seigneur de Villehardouin at de Villy.   

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2.         JEAN de Villehardouin (-after 1216).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “…Johannes de Villa Hardoini ligius de Ronnaio...” in De Feodis Herviaci[1202]. The Feoda Campanie dated [1204/10] includes “Johannes de Villahardoini…” in De Ronnaco[1203].  “Erardus dominus de Villa-Harduini” confirmed that “avunculus meus Joannes de Villa-Harduini” had donated annual harvest “in terragio suo de Villa-Harduini” to “de Quercu…domus” by charter dated Mar 1210[1204].  Seigneur de Brandonvillers.  "Dominus Johannes de Villa Harduini" confirmed the annual donation of harvest produce from Villehardouin to Troyes Saint-Loup by charter dated Feb 1211[1205]m CELINE, daughter of ---.  "Blanche Ctss de Champagne" confirmed the renunciation in property by Jean de Villehardouin and his wife Céline in favour of the abbey of Boulancourt by charter dated Apr 1207[1206].  Jean & his wife had two children: 

a)         GEOFFROY de Villehardouin (-[end-1218] or [Sep 1225/Apr 1227], bur Andravida, church of St James).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufredus Campanie marescalcus et Gaufridus nepos eius de Villa Harduini appellatus", in a later passage naming him "Gaufridus de Villa Harduin, Iohannis filius"[1207].  Seigneur de Landrechies.  Villehardouin names "Geoffroy de Villehardouin, Marshal of Champagne, and his nephew Geoffroy" among those who joined the Fourth Crusade in 1199[1208].  He was recognised as GEOFFROY I Prince of Achaia in 1209.   

-        PRINCES of ACHAIA

b)         AREMBURGE de Villehardouin (-after 1213).  “Bernard seigneur d´Epoisses” donated harvest to Val-des-Choux, with the consent of “sa femme Aremburge...André et Jean fils de Bernard”, by charter dated 1207[1209].  “Jean de Villehardouin et Celine sa femme” donated harvest to l´Hôtel-Dieu du Chesne, with the consent of “leur fille Héremburge et d´Erard sire de Villehardouin neveu dudit Jean”, by charter dated 1213[1210]m BERNARD de Montbard Seigneur d'Epoisses, son of ANDRE [I] de Montbard Seigneur de Montbard & his wife Helvide de Montréal (-[1210/13]). 

3.         EMMELINE de Villehardouin (-after 1232).  “Gaufridus de Villa Harduini comitis Henrici marescallus” donated “de primis redditibus meis de Villiaco” to Troyes Notre-Dame “pro filia mea Alaide” by charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Galterus miles frater meus, Chana uxor mea, Emelina soror mea...[1211].  "Galfridus de Villa Harduini, Romanie et Campanie marescallus" donated revenue from property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes, reserving part for life for "filia nostra Aaliz et soror nostra Emmelina…filia nostra Dameros et soror mea Haie", by charter dated Mar 1207[1212].  Abbess of Moustier-en-l'Isle. 

4.         HAIA de Villehardouin (-after Aug 1220).  "Galfridus de Villa Harduini, Romanie et Campanie marescallus" donated revenue from property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes, reserving part for life for "filia nostra Aaliz et soror nostra Emmelina…filia nostra Dameros et soror mea Haie", by charter dated Mar 1207[1213].  Nun at Foissy.  Eudes prior and Agnes prioress of Foissy acknowledged that “Haya soror domni Gaufredi de Villa Hardoini et Damerons filia eiusdem Gaufridi, moniales ecclesie nostre” had donated their share “in decima de Chaali” to Molesmes by charter dated Aug 1220[1214]

5.         GUY de Villehardouin "la Grive" (-before 1223)Gaufridus marescallus Campanie” confirmed that “Guido miles cognomento Le Grève frater meus” had donated property to Larivour abbey by charter dated 1202, subscribed by “Hodierna uxor Guidonis et Wibors filia eorum[1215]Seigneur de Villevoque 1202.  A charter of Troyes Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains dated Nov 1205 records the marriage of a serf of "domini Anselli de Corcellis ad laudem Beatricis uxor eius", with the consent of "domino Guidone la Grive avunculo prefati Anselli"[1216].  "Dominus Guido la Grive et Villana uxor eius" donated a serf to Troyes Saint-Loup by charter dated 1215[1217].  Seigneur d'Onjon 1217.  m firstly (before 1172) HODIERNE de Conflans, daughter of --- (-before 1215).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  Gaufridus marescallus Campanie” confirmed that “Guido miles cognomento Le Grève frater meus” had donated property to Larivour abbey by charter dated 1202, subscribed by “Hodierna uxor Guidonis et Wibors filia eorum[1218]m secondly as her first husband, VILAINE de Brantigny, daughter of ---.  "Dominus Guido la Grive et Villana uxor eius" donated a serf to Troyes Saint-Loup by charter dated 1215[1219].  She married secondly (1223 or before) Pierre ---.  “Vilaine de Brantigny” reclaimed animals from Larivour, donated by “son mari Gui la Grive”, by charter dated 1223 which names her husband “chevalier...Pierre[1220].  Guy & his first wife had one child: 

a)         WIBORS de Villehardouin (-after 1202).  Gaufridus marescallus Campanie” confirmed that “Guido miles cognomento Le Grève frater meus” had donated property to Larivour abbey by charter dated 1202, subscribed by “Hodierna uxor Guidonis et Wibors filia eorum[1221]

6.         GAUTHIER de Villehardouin (-14 Jan after 1191).  “Gaufridus de Villa Harduini comitis Henrici marescallus” donated “de primis redditibus meis de Villiaco” to Troyes Notre-Dame “pro filia mea Alaide” by charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Galterus miles frater meus, Chana uxor mea, Emelina soror mea...[1222].  The necrology of Saint-Etienne, Troyes records the death "14 Jan" of "Galterus de Villa Harduini"[1223]m --- (-after 1191).  Gauthier & his wife had [three or more] children: 

a)         BEATRIX de Villehardouin (-after Nov 1205).  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  A charter of Troyes Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains dated Nov 1205 records the marriage of a serf of "domini Anselli de Corcellis ad laudem Beatricis uxor eius", with the consent of "domino Guidone la Grive avunculo prefati Anselli"[1224]m ANSEAU de Courcelles, son of --- (-after Nov 1205).  Villehardouin names "Anseau de Courcelles, one of Geoffroy de Villehardouin's nephews" when recording that he had been given "Makri, Trajanopolis and the monastery of Bera" in Greece[1225].  A charter of Troyes Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains dated Nov 1205 records the marriage of a serf of "domini Anselli de Corcellis ad laudem Beatricis uxor eius", with the consent of "domino Guidone la Grive avunculo prefati Anselli"[1226]

b)         other children.  The primary source which confirms their parentage has not yet been identified.  1191. 

 

 

The exact relationships between the following individuals and the preceding family have not yet been identified. 

 

1.         HUMBERT de Villehardouin (-before 1176).  "Henricus…Trecensium comes" donated his rights in property of "Humbertum de Villa Harduini" to Troyes Saint-Loup by charter dated 1176, which names "filio ipsius Humberti, Radulpho", witnessed by "dominus Ansellus de Triagnello, Hugo de Planciaco, Guillermus marescallus…"[1227]m ---.  The name of Humbert’s wife is not known.  Humbert & his wife had one child: 

a)         RAOUL de Villehardouin .  "Henricus…Trecensium comes" donated his rights in property of "Humbertum de Villa Harduini" to Troyes Saint-Loup by charter dated 1176, which names "filio ipsius Humberti, Radulpho", witnessed by "dominus Ansellus de Triagnello, Hugo de Planciaco, Guillermus marescallus…"[1228].  "C. marescallissa Campanie et Gaufridus filius eius" exchanged a serf with Troyes Saint-Loup "pro filia domini Radulphi de Villa Harduini" by charter dated to 1210 or before[1229]

 

 

GEOFFROY de Villehardouin, son of --- (-[Nov 1217/Jun 1219]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Gaufredus Campanie marescalcus et Gaufridus nepos eius de Villa Harduini appellatus"[1230]Seigneur de Villehardouin at de Villy.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Gofridus de Ville Hardoin…” in De Trecis et de Insulis[1231].  Maréchal de Champagne.  “Gaufridus de Villa Harduini comitis Henrici marescallus” donated “de primis redditibus meis de Villiaco” to Troyes Notre-Dame “pro filia mea Alaide” by charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Galterus miles frater meus, Chana uxor mea, Emelina soror mea...[1232].  Villehardouin names "Geoffroy de Villehardouin, Marshal of Champagne, and his nephew Geoffroy" among those who joined the Fourth Crusade in 1199[1233].  “Gaufridus marescallus Campanie” donated “terram...juxta puteum de Chasereo” to Quincy, with the support of “uxor mea Kanna et filii mei Airardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1202[1234].  "Gaufridus de Villa Harduini marescallus Campanie" noted the donations made by "Godefridus de Villa Mauri et Droco frater eius…nepotes mei" to Montier-la-Celle by charter dated Feb 1201[1235].  Marshall of Romania 1204.  Lord of Makri and Trajanopolis.  "Galfridus de Villa Harduini, Romanie et Campanie marescallus" donated revenue from property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes, reserving part for life for "filia nostra Aaliz et soror nostra Emmelina…filia nostra Dameros et soror mea Haie", by charter dated Mar 1207[1236].  Lord of Mosynopolis 1207.  The chronicler.  He is named as deceased in the charter of his son Erard dated Jun 1219 (see below). 

m firstly (before 1172) [--- de Villemaur, daughter of DREUX "Strabo" de Villemaur & his wife Hersende ---.  Petit states that Geoffroy’s first wife was “une sœur d’Hélie de Villemaur, mariée à Mile I le Breban...fille de Dreux de Villemaur dit Strabo et de Hersende et sœur de Béranger”, noting that Geoffroy’s son Erard exchanged Villemaur by charter dated May 1219 (see below) as well as the following charter[1237].  “Gaufridus de Villaharduini marescallus Campanie” noted that “Godefridus de Villamauri et Droco frater eius...nepotes mei” acknowledged receipt of property from “magistri Odoni canonico Trecensi” by charter dated Feb 1201 (O.S.?)[1238].  Petit’s statement could be correct, although the term “nepotes” could indicate a range of different family relationships.] 

m secondly (before 1189) CANA [Chana] de Lezinnes, daughter and heiress of GUILLAUME Seigneur de Lezinnes & his wife Dameron d'Arcis-sur-Cure (-1219).  The following charter names her parents: "Gaufredus de Arciaco...[...et frater meus Hugo]", leaving for Jerusalem (“Hierosolimam profecturus”), renounced rights in “medietati decimarum...in territorio Malliaci-Castri et Malliaci-Villæ...” in favour of Vézelay abbey, with the consent of “uxore sua Agnete et filiis suis Gaufredo, Girardo et Josselino atque filiabus Mabilla, Damerum, Agnete et Loretta, generisque suis Andrea de Monte-Barri, Guillelmo de Lesenniis et Joberto de Cuchiaco”, by charter dated 2 Aug 1180[1239].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  “Gaufridus de Villa Harduini comitis Henrici marescallus” donated “de primis redditibus meis de Villiaco” to Troyes Notre-Dame “pro filia mea Alaide” by charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Galterus miles frater meus, Chana uxor mea, Emelina soror mea...[1240].  “Gaufridus marescallus Campanie” donated “terram...juxta puteum de Chasereo” to Quincy, with the support of “uxor mea Kanna et filii mei Airardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1202[1241].  "C. marescallissa Campanie et Gaufridus filius eius" exchanged a serf with Troyes Saint-Loup "pro filia domini Radulphi de Villa Harduini" by charter dated to 1210 or before[1242]

Geoffroy & his first wife had three children: 

1.         MARIE de Villehardouin (-after Jul 1215).  “Erardus dominus de Villiaco” noted that “vir nobilis Ascelinus miles de Merreio et...soror mea Maria uxor eius” donated property to Troyes Notre-Dame, with the support of “liberis eorum...Gaufrido et Mabilia”, by charter dated Jul 1215[1243]m ASCELIN de Merry-lez-Sacy Seigneur de Bessy, son of [1244][HUGUES de Châtel-Censoir Seigneur de Bessy & his wife Reine ---] (-[1225]). 

2.         ERARD [I] de Villehardouin (-1 Jul 1224).  “Gaufridus marescallus Campanie” donated “terram...juxta puteum de Chasereo” to Quincy, with the support of “uxor mea Kanna et filii mei Airardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1202[1245]Seigneur de Villehardouin.  “Erardus dominus de Villa-Harduini” confirmed that “avunculus meus Joannes de Villa-Harduini” had donated annual harvest “in terragio suo de Villa-Harduini” to “de Quercu…domus” by charter dated Mar 1210[1246]Seigneur de Villy: “Erardus dominus de Villiaco” noted that “vir nobilis Ascelinus miles de Merreio et...soror mea Maria uxor eius” donated property to Troyes Notre-Dame, with the support of “liberis eorum...Gaufrido et Mabilia”, by charter dated Jul 1215[1247].  "Erardus dominus de Villahardoini" confirmed the donation of property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes made by "bone memorie…pater meus Gaufridus de Villahardoini, Campanie marescallus", reserving part to "Aales filia sua, soror mea, dicte ecclesie monialis", and establishing anniversaries for himself and "Mabilie uxoris mee post obitum nostrum", by charter dated Jun 1218[1248].  “Erardus dominus de Villa-Harduini" exchanged property at Villemaur with "dominæ suæ Blanchæ comitissæ Trecensi palatinæ", with the consent of "Mabillæ uxoris suæ et Guillelmi filii sui", donating "apud Villam-mauri" for "apud Suilliaus, Williacum et Runcenaium", by charter dated May 1219[1249]Erardus dominus de Villa-Hardoini” confirmed that “bone memorie…pater meus Gaufridus de Villa Hardoini Campanie marescallus” had donated “medietatem decime sue de Wibors” to Troyes Sainte-Marie, provided “Alix filia sua soror mea” possessed it for her life, by charter dated Jun 1219[1250]Erardus dominus de Villa Hardoini” donated his part “in decima de Chaali” to Molesmes, with the consent of “filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated Aug 1220[1251].  Maréchal de Champagne 1222.  Erardus de Villa-Harduini Campanie marescallus” exchanged property with “monialibus de Argenteolis”, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1223[1252]m firstly MABILE de Chappes, daughter of GUY de Chappes & his wife Petronille de Bar-sur-Seine (-May 1220).  "Erardus dominus de Villahardoini" confirmed the donation of property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes made by "bone memorie…pater meus Gaufridus de Villahardoini, Campanie marescallus", reserving part to "Aales filia sua, soror mea, dicte ecclesie monialis", and establishing anniversaries for himself and "Mabilie uxoris mee post obitum nostrum", by charter dated Jun 1218[1253].  The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  “Erardus dominus de Villa-Harduini" exchanged property with "dominæ suæ Blanchæ comitissæ Trecensi palatinæ", with the consent of "Mabillæ uxoris suæ et Guillelmi filii sui", by charter dated May 1219[1254]m secondly (before May 1222) as her first husband, MARGUERITE d’Ancy-le-Franc, daughter of JOBERT Seigneur d'Ancy-le-Franc & his wife Jeanne --- (-after 1269).  Erardus de Villa-Harduini Campanie marescallus” exchanged property with “monialibus de Argenteolis”, with the consent of “Margarite uxoris mee”, by charter dated May 1223[1255]The primary source which confirms her parentage has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Renaud de Grancey Seigneur de Larrey (-before 1272).  Erard [I] & his first wife had children: 

a)         GUILLAUME de Villehardouin (-8 Jun 1246, bur Larivour)Erardus dominus de Villa Hardoini” donated his part “in decima de Chaali” to Molesmes, with the consent of “filii mei Guillelmi”, by charter dated Aug 1220[1256].  Seigneur de Lezinnes et de Villy.  Maréchal de Champagne. 

-        SEIGNEURS de LEZINNES

3.         ALIX de Villehardouin (-25 Oct 1249).  “Gaufridus de Villa Harduini comitis Henrici marescallus” donated “de primis redditibus meis de Villiaco” to Troyes Notre-Dame “pro filia mea Alaide” by charter dated 1189, witnessed by “Galterus miles frater meus, Chana uxor mea, Emelina soror mea...[1257].  "Galfridus de Villa Harduini, Romanie et Campanie marescallus" donated revenue from property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes, reserving part for life for "filia nostra Aaliz et soror nostra Emmelina…filia nostra Dameros et soror mea Haie", by charter dated Mar 1207[1258].  Cantatrix at abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes.  "Erardus dominus de Villahardoini" confirmed the donation of property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes made by "bone memorie…pater meus Gaufridus de Villahardoini, Campanie marescallus", reserving part to "Aales filia sua, soror mea, dicte ecclesie monialis", and establishing anniversaries for himself and "Mabilie uxoris mee post obitum nostrum", by charter dated Jun 1218[1259]Erardus dominus de Villa-Hardoini” confirmed that “bone memorie…pater meus Gaufridus de Villa Hardoini Campanie marescallus” had donated “medietatem decime sue de Wibors” to Troyes Sainte-Marie, provided “Alix filia sua soror mea” possessed it for her life, by charter dated Jun 1219[1260]Abbess of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes 1232. 

Geoffroy & his second wife had two children:

4.         GEOFFROY de Villehardouin (-before 1219).  “Gaufridus marescallus Campanie” donated “terram...juxta puteum de Chasereo” to Quincy, with the support of “uxor mea Kanna et filii mei Airardus et Gaufridus”, by charter dated 1202[1261].  "C. marescallissa Campanie et Gaufridus filius eius" exchanged a serf with Troyes Saint-Loup "pro filia domini Radulphi de Villa Harduini" by charter dated to before 1210[1262]m AUDE, daughter of ---.  1217.  The primary source which confirms her marriage has not yet been identified. 

5.         DAMERON de Villehardouin (-after Aug 1220).  "Galfridus de Villa Harduini, Romanie et Campanie marescallus" donated revenue from property "de Brantigneio et Doyero" to the abbey of Notre-Dame-aux-Nonnains, Troyes, reserving part for life for "filia nostra Aaliz et soror nostra Emmelina…filia nostra Dameros et soror mea Haie", by charter dated Mar 1207[1263].  Nun at Foissy.  Eudes prior and Agnes prioress of Foissy acknowledged that “Haya soror domni Gaufredi de Villa Hardoini et Damerons filia eiusdem Gaufridi, moniales ecclesie nostre” had donated their share “in decima de Chaali” to Molesmes by charter dated Aug 1220[1264]

 

 

Joannes de Bosco armiger dominus de Villa Harduini” confirmed the donation of annual revenue “in terragio suo de dicta Villa Harduini” to “domui Dei de Quercu” by charter dated Oct 1243[1265]

 

 

 

 

Chapter 6.    CHÂLONS-sur-MARNE

 

 

 

A.      SEIGNEURS d’AULNAY

 

 

Aulnay-sur-Marne lies about 10 kilometres west of Châlons-en-Champagne (previously Châlons-sur-Marne), in the present-day French département of Marne.  It is possible that this was the location of the medieval seigneurie d’Aulnay, but this has not been confirmed.  The charter dated 7 Jan 1221, quoted below, shows that the Aulnay family was related to the family of the comtes de Rethel.  The letter dated Feb 1249, also quoted below, also shows a family relationship with the Seigneurs de Villehardouin.  The precise relationships have not been established. 

 

 

1.         NIVELON d’Aulnay (-after [1172]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “…dominus Nevelo de Alneto…” in De Ronasco[1266]

 

2.         ROBERT d’Aulnay (-after [1172]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Robertus de Alneto, Wermundus de Alneto Theobaldus filius eius feodum bladi apud Alnetum, Falco de Alneto ex parte uxoris sue Ermenjardis. Uxor eius. Terram de Petra Morain et tria fora apud Virtutem…” in De Virtute[1267]

 

3.         ERARD d’Aulnay (-after [1172]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...Erardus de Alneto…” in De Vitriaco et appenditiis[1268]

 

4.         ELBAUD d’Aulnay (-after [1200/01]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...Ellebaudus de Alneto ligius propter Galcherum de Jovigniaco…vicecomes Ronnaci…” in De Feodis Ronnaci[1269]

 

5.         ERARD d’Aulnay (-after 18 Aug 1225).  [A charter dated [25] Dec 1214 records that Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne declared joint succession of sons of his vassals, with their consent, including “...Erardi de Alneto, vicedomini Cathal....” in the list of vassals[1270].]  "Dominus Erardus de Alneto et Ermeniardis uxor sua" donated property "in Mesnillo Letranni sito juxta Avenz" to Montiéramey, with the consent of “dominus...Manasses de Pougiaco”, by charter dated 18 Aug 1225[1271]m ERMENGARDE, daughter of --- (-after 18 Aug 1225).  "Dominus Erardus de Alneto et Ermeniardis uxor sua" donated property "in Mesnillo Letranni sito juxta Avenz" to Montiéramey, with the consent of “dominus...Manasses de Pougiaco”, by charter dated 18 Aug 1225[1272].  The involvement of Manassès de Pougy suggests joint ownership of the property in question and that the donors’ interest came from Erard’s wife, suggesting in turn that she was from the Pougy family.  If that is correct, she may have been Ermengarde de Pougy, daughter of Renaud de Pougy & his wife Oda de Noyers. 

 

6.         ODARD d’Aulnay (-[Feb 1235/Apr 1239]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...Odardus de Alneto terre apud Villam Domange…” in De Feodis Ronnaci[1273].  The Feoda Campanie dated [1200/01] includes “...Odardus de Alneto in feodo Vitiers le Torners...” in De Vitriaco et Appenditiis[1274].  Maréchal de Champagne.  “Odardus de Alneto Campanie marescallus” noted that “Manassero de Fauereces...et...uxoris suæ” had sold property “apud Geoncourt” to Blanche comtesse de Champagne who had granted it to “uni filiorum meorum”, on condition that he became her vassal, by charter dated Apr 1215[1275].  “Odardus de Alneto, Campanie marescallus” agreed the marriage of serfs with “consanguineum ac dominum meum Hugonem comitem Regitestensem” by charter dated 7 Jan 1221[1276].  “Erardus de Alneto” swore allegiance to “comitem Grandis-prati” for “castro Portuens.”, referring to the contingency of “Odardus marescallus pater...dicti Erardi” dying, by charter dated 1223[1277]m ---.  The name of Odard’s wife is not known.  Odard & his wife had [two] children: 

a)         ERARD d’Aulnay (-after [1228]).  Erardus de Alneto” swore allegiance to “comitem Grandis-prati” for “castro Portuens.”, referring to the contingency of “Odardus marescallus pater...dicti Erardi” dying, by charter dated 1223[1278]The Feoda Campanie dated [1228] includes “...Liebaudo de Befroimont...Bouchardo de Monte Morantio...Erardo de Alneto, Gaufrido de Alneto…” in Submonitio Retrobanni[1279]Maréchal de Champagne.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1222/43] includes “...Margareta uxor Erardi marescalli…” in Feoda Varia[1280]m AGNES, daughter of ---.  The Feoda Campanie dated [after 1234] includes “...domina Agnes relicta Herardi de Aunaio…et quando duo filii eius fuerunt---…[1281].  The Rôles de Fiefs of Thibaut IV Comte de Champagne, dated [1249/52], includes “...domina Agnes relicta Herardi de Aunaio…et quando duo filii eius fuerunt---…[1282]Erard & his wife had two children: 

i)          two sons .  The Feoda Campanie dated [after 1234] includes “...domina Agnes relicta Herardi de Aunaio…et quando duo filii eius fuerunt---…[1283]

b)         [GERARD d’Aulnay (-after [1228]).  The Feoda Campanie dated [1228] includes “...Erardo de Alneto, Gaufrido de Alneto…” in Submonitio Retrobanni[1284].  Their adjacent names suggest a close relationship between Erard and Gérard d’Aulnay, maybe they were brothers.] 

 

 

1.         VILAIN [I] d’Aulnay (-after 1261).  Marshal of Romania.  “Guillaume de Ville-Hardouin prince d’Achaye et seneschal de Romanie” notified Thibaut Comte de Champagne that he had entrusted “mon cher cousin Vilain d’Aunoy mareschal de l’empire de Romanie” with “mon heritage à Ville-Hardouin et à Brandonviller” by letter dated Feb 1249 (N.S.)[1285].  The precise relationship between the Aulnoy and Villehardouin families has not yet been ascertained.  Baron of Arkadia.  Guillaume de Villehardouin Prince of Achaia granted him the barony of Arkadia in 1261 after he installed himself in Morea following the expulsion of Emperor Baudouin II from Constantinople. 

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B.      SEIGNEURS de BROYES

 

 

Broyes was a castle and village in the canton of Sézanne, within the present-day French département of Marne.  Orderic Vitalis refers to the construction of "turris de Pedveriis", probably Pithiviers, which is the original location with which the seigneur de Broyes are linked[1286]

 

 

1.         RAINARD (-Rome ----, bur Rome).  Seigneur de Pithiviers.  960.  The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "Reynardo iam defuncto…ante fores Romanæ ecclesiæ sepulto" as the father of "Odolricum"[1287]m firstly ---.  The primary source which confirms this first marriage has not yet been identified.  This first marriage is confirmed by the reference to Odalric as "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother (see below), which means that Isembart must have been born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded marriage of his father.  m secondly HELOISE, sister of ROGER Bishop of Beauvais, daughter of --- (-Jan ----).  The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "nobilis matrona Allvisa" in "Pithiueris" as mother of "Odolricum", specifying that Odolric was "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother[1288].  Labande confirms that Odolric was the son of Rainard de Broyes seigneur de Pithiviers and his wife Héloise[1289].  Her family origin is confirmed by charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, which names her son "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus"[1290].  The necrology of Pithiviers Saint-Georges records the death in Jan of "dominæ Heloysiæ quondam ducissæ Aurelianensis", adding that she founded the church[1291].  The anachronistic "ducissa" indicates that the record was not contemporary, although it provides some indication of the relative importance accorded to her family in the region.  Rainard & his first wife had one child: 

a)         ISEMBART (-after 1028).  "Odolricus Aurelianorum episcopus…et frater meus Isembardus" confirmed possessions of Chartres Saint-Père "in pago Dunensi in loco…Ursi Villaris" by charter dated to before 1028[1292]

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Rainard & his [second] wife had one child: 

b)         ODOLRIC (-[1033]).  The Vita of St Gregory Archbishop of Nikopolis records "nobilis matrona Allvisa…patre suo Reynardo" in "Pithiueris" as parents of "Odolricum…Aurelianensis…episcopus", specifying that Odolric was "unigenitum suum" in relation to his mother[1293].  Labande confirms that Odolric was the son of Rainard de Broyes seigneur de Pithiviers and his wife Héloise[1294]Bishop of Orléans [1022].  "Odolricus Aurelianorum episcopus…et frater meus Isembardus" confirmed possessions of Chartres Saint-Père "in pago Dunensi in loco…Ursi Villaris" by charter dated to before 1028[1295].  A charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, names "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus"[1296]

 

 

ISEMBART, son of RAINARD & his first wife --- (-after 1028).  "Odolricus Aurelianorum episcopus...et frater meus Isembardus" confirmed the possession of “æcclesiam in pago Dunensi...Ursi Villaris” to Saint-Père-en-Vallée by charter dated to before 1028[1297].  A charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, names "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus", and is signed by "Isambardi fratris ipsius episcopi, Hugonis filii ipsius Isamberti"[1298]

m ---.  The name of Isembart's wife is not known. 

Isembart & his wife had [three] children: 

1.         HUGUES [I] "Bardoul" de Broyes (-[killed in battle Arques] [25 Oct 1053] or 1058 or after).  A charter dated 1028 of Robert II King of France, confirming donations to Notre-Dame de Colombes, names "Aurelianensium præsul Odolricus" and "iamdicti Odolrici præsulis avunculus Rogerius Belvacensis episcopus", and is signed by "Isambardi fratris ipsius episcopi, Hugonis filii ipsius Isamberti"[1299]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort, de Pithiviers et de Nogent.  [Guillaume of Jumièges records that “Willelmum Archacensem” rebelled against Guillaume II Duke of Normandy, helped by Henri I King of France, and that “Ingelrannus Abbatisvillæ comes...ac Hugo cognomento Bardulfus” were killed by the duke’s forces during the attack on his castle of Arques[1300].  This rebellion is dated to [1053].  In view of the mention of Hugues “Bardoul” in the charter dated to [1061/62 or before] quoted below, there is either some inaccuracy in the report of Guillaume of Jumièges or that charter must be dated to much earlier.]  "Vir nobilis Hugo Bardul" donated property to Montiérender by charter dated [1061/62 or before], subscribed by "Teobaldi comitis, Hilduini comitis, Burdini de Belfort, Manasse filii eius"[1301].  [m firstly ---.  No direct indication of this supposed first marriage has been found.  However, the fact that property donated by Hugues [I] and his known wife Elisabeth reverted to Elisabeth’s “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” after her death suggests that that she died without direct heirs.  If that is correct, the children of Hugues [I] would have born from an earlier otherwise unrecorded first marriage.  Was she heiress of Nogent-le-Roi which passed to her supposed daughter Isabelle (see below)?]  m [secondly] ELISABETH, daughter of ---.  An undated charter records that “Hugonem cognomine Bardulfum cum uxore sua Elisabeth” donated “terram in pago Carnotense...Soors” to Coulombs, and that after the death of Elisabeth “nepos eius...Hugo cognomine Blavons” retook the land[1302].  This document suggests that Elisabeth was the sister of Humbeline, wife of Erard [I] Comte de Breteuil (see CENTRAL FRANCE NOBILITY), who were the parents of Hugues “Blavons” Vicomte de Chartres.  Hugues [I] & his [first] wife had [three] children: 

a)         BARTHELEMY de Broyes (-after 1072).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1081 under which "comes Stephanus Henricus…consulis Theobaldi filius" confirmed donations to Troyes, including the donation made by "Bartholomeus…dominus Brecarum miles…ipsius Bartholomei filius…orphanus et parvulus" for the souls of "patris sui atque avi cognomine eius qui et…Bardulphus cognominatur"[1303]Seigneur de Broyes et de Beaufort. 

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b)         ISABELLE de Broyes .  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by a charter dated 1160 under which Louis VII King of France confirmed donations to the abbey of Colombs near Nogent, including donations made by "Hugo…Bardulfus…et Simon de Monteforti gener eius et successor"[1304].  The primary source which confirms her name has not yet been identified.  Dame de Nogent-le-Roi.  m as his first wife, SIMON Seigneur de Montfort-l'Amaury, son of AMAURY de Montfort & his wife Bertrade --- (-25 Sep [1087], bur Epernon). 

c)         [HAVISE de Broyes .  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Rainaldus…de Podio-fagi, Trulli frater germanus…cum Helvisa conjuge filiisque suis Hugone atque Willelmo" donated property “de Henssionensi” to the abbey of Saint-Maixence[1305].  A fragmentary chronicle of the dukes of Aquitaine records that "Helvisa" was the daughter of “Hugone nuncupato Bardulfo qui tenuit Puirium castrumque de Bellofonte et etiam de Novigento” and that she married “Valeranno Franciæ Camerario” after the death of her first husband[1306].  However, it should be noted that this particular source appears not to be completely reliable.  Until another source emerges which corroborates Havise’s origin and marriage, it is best to treat this information with some caution.  m firstly RENAUD du Puy-du-Fou, son of --- (-before 1060).  Camerarius of France.  m secondly GALERAN, son of GAUTHIER & his wife ---.  Camerarius of France.] 

 

 

BARTHELEMY de Broyes, son of HUGUES [I] "Bardoul" Seigneur de Broyes & his [first wife ---] (-after 1072).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1081 under which "comes Stephanus Henricus…consulis Theobaldi filius" confirmed donations to Troyes, including the donation made by "Bartholomeus…dominus Brecarum miles…ipsius Bartholomei filius…orphanus et parvulus" for the souls of "patris sui atque avi cognomine eius qui et…Bardulphus cognominatur"[1307]Seigneur de Broyes et de Beaufort. 

m ([1065]) [ELISABETH] de Valois, daughter of RAOUL [III] Comte de Valois et de Crépy et de Vitry & his first wife Aelis de Bar-sur-Aube (-[12 May 1093/1101]).  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Aaliz" daughter of Raoul Comte de Valois and his first wife married "Bartolomeus, juvenis de Breias" by whom she was mother of "Hugonem Bardoul"[1308].  It is unclear from the text whether this statement is based on primary source data.  The information appears to be corroborated by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records that "Hugo…cognomento Bardol domnus…de Broyes" invaded "Barrum-super-Albam et Firmitatem…de assensu regis Philippi" after the death of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" [his maternal grandfather][1309].  The last named would have been the maternal grandfather of Hugues [II] "Bardoul" if his mother’s origin was as stated in the Acta Sanctorum commentary.  It is assumed that the name "Aaliz" is an error as the couple is already recorded elsewhere with daughters named Adelais, Adela/Alix.  Her marriage is confirmed by an undated charter, quoted by Acta Sanctorum, under which "Rodulfus comes" donated property to Saint-Rémy, confirmed by "Symonem filium meum, duos quoque generos meos, quos de filiabus meis habeo, id est Heribertum comitem et juvenem…Bartholomeum"[1310].  Dame de Châteauvillain et d'Arc-en-Barrois. 

Barthélemy & his wife had [two] children: 

1.         HUGUES [II] "Bardoul" de Broyes (-before 1121).  His parentage is confirmed by a charter dated 1081 under which "comes Stephanus Henricus…consulis Theobaldi filius" confirmed donations to Troyes, including the donation made by "Bartholomeus…dominus Brecarum miles…ipsius Bartholomei filius…orphanus et parvulus" for the souls of "patris sui atque avi cognomine eius qui et…Bardulphus cognominatur"[1311].  The Acta Sanctorum commentary on the life of St Simon de Valois records that "Aaliz" daughter of Raoul Comte de Valois and his first wife married "Bartolomeus, juvenis de Breias" by whom she was mother of "Hugonem Bardoul"[1312]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort, d'Arc-en-Barrois, de Baye, de Trilbardou et de Charmentray.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines records that "Hugo…cognomento Bardol domnus…de Broyes" invaded "Barrum-super-Albam et Firmitatem…de assensu regis Philippi" after the death of "comitis Veromandie [error for Valois] Rodolfi" [his supposed maternal grandfather][1313].  Given that the death of Raoul [III] Comte de Valois is dated to 1074, Hugues would have been a minor at the time.  It is assumed, therefore, either that Alberic intended to indicate Hugues’s father as the protagonist or that the attack was carried out by Hugues’s guardian in his name.  Albert of Aix records that "…Hugo Bardulfus de Breis…" joined with the Lombard contingent on the second wave of the First Crusade, dated to late 1100 from the context[1314].  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[1315]m EMMELINE de Montlhéry, daughter of MILON [I] "le Grand" Seigneur de Montlhéry & his wife Lithuaise Vicomtesse de Troyes (-1121).  The Continuation de l’Histoire d’Aimonus names "matrem Simonis de Breiis, matrem Guidonis de Dominapetra, matrem Hugonis de Planceio, matrem Milonis de Erucio, matrem Salonis vicecomitis Senonensis" as the daughters of "Milo [de Brayo, frater Guidonis Rubei]"[1316].  A charter dated 1089 records property "apud Fontanetum" donated to Saint-Pierre la Celle de Troyes donated by "domno Hugone Bardulfo", with the consent of "ipsius domni Hugonis uxore Hemmelina"[1317].  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[1318].  Hugues [II] & his wife had [three] children: 

a)         SIMON [I] de Broyes (-[4 Jan 1137/1140], bur Baye, near Epernay).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol"[1319]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort et de Baye. 

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b)         BARTHELEMY de Broyes .  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[1320]

c)         [MARIE de Broyes .  A charter dated 1131 records donations made by "Simon dominus Brecensis", with the consent of "uxoris suæ et liberorum suorum…Hugonis, Simonis et Emelinæ", as well as a donation by "Maria…de Brecis" with the consent of "Helias…dominus Montismirabilis"[1321].  The document does not specify any relationship between Marie de Broyes and the other donors, but presumably she was a close member of the family maybe Simon’s sister. 

2.         [RENAUD de Broyes (-killed in battle Nikaia [1096]).  Albert of Aix records the role of "Reinoldus de castello Breis" at the siege of "Malevillam" during the passage of the first crusaders through Hungary, dated to 1096 from the context[1322].  Albert of Aix records that "Petrus, Reinoldus de Breis, Walterus filius Waleramni de Bretoil, Godefridus Burel, Folcherus Aureliensis" regrouped with 500 men on a mountain after the crusaders were attacked by "ducem Nichitam principem Bulgarorum" outside "urbem Nizh" before proceeding on their way[1323].  Albert of Aix records that "Reinoldum de Breis, Walterum Senzavohir, Walterum quoque de Bretol et Folkerum Aureliensem", leaders of the army of Pierre l’Hermite, refused to counter-attack the Turks after the crusading army was first defeated at Nikaia and were declared cowardly by "Godefridus…Burel" leader of the foot soldiers, which spurred them into action, but that "Walterus Senzavohir…Reinoldus de Breis, Folerus Carnotensis" were killed in the ensuing battle[1324].  The primary source which confirms his parentage has not yet been identified.  It is possible that it is speculative, indicating by the chronology of the Broyes family.]

 

 

SIMON [I] de Broyes, son of HUGUES [II] "Bardoul" Seigneur de Broyes & his wife Emmeline de Montlhéry (-[4 Jan 1137/1140], bur Baye, near Epernay).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol" as husband of "Felicitatem"[1325].  "Hugo Bardulfus dominus Brecensis" donated "villam…Payacum" to Molesme, with the consent of "uxoris meæ Emelinæ, filiorumque meorum Simonis et Bartholomei", by charter dated 1104[1326]Seigneur de Broyes, de Beaufort et de Baye.  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[1327]

m as her first husband, FELICITE de Brienne, daughter of ERARD [I] Comte de Brienne & his wife Alix de Montdidier (-after 21 Jun 1178).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[1328].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "comitem Brenensem Galterum et sororem eius Felicitatem" as children of "Erardus…comes Brenensis" & his wife, naming the husband of Félicité "Symon de Brois, qui iacet in Baia, filius Hugonis Bardol" and their sons "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti", and in a later passage names "Felicitatem" as widow of "Symon domnus de Brois" and records her second marriage with "Gaufridus Grossus de Iovevilla"[1329].  The Genealogiæ Scriptoris Fusniacensis names "Galterum comitem eiusdem loci et sororem eius nomine Felicitatem" as children of "Aerardo comiti Briennensi" & his wife, specifying that "Felicitas vero soror iam dicti Galteri peperit Simoni de Brois Hugonem et Simonem.  Quo defuncto, genuit Ioifrido domino de Iunvilla liberos"[1330].  She married secondly (before 9 Mar 1142) Geoffroy [III] Seigneur de Joinville.  Her second marriage is confirmed by the donation dated 1182 by "Simon Seigneur de Beaufort" (her son) to the abbey of Andecy which is subscribed by "Geoffroy Seigneur de Joinville son frère, Pierre chapelain du Sire de Broyes également son frère"[1331].  Henri Bishop of Toul confirmed the donation of “curiam Gauvillaris” made by “Gaufrido Jovillæ domino uxoreque eius Felicitate et Roberto fratre suo” by charter dated 9 Mar 1141 (O.S.?)[1332].  "Nobilis mulier Felicitas" donated property at Chasteler to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1171 with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hugonis domini Brecarum et domini Symonis de Beaufort"[1333]

Simon [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         HUGUES [III] de Broyes (-1199, bur Clairvaux).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[1334].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti" as sons of "Symon de Brois" & his wife[1335]Seigneur de Broyes et de Châteauvillain.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "uxore mea Stephania, fratreque meo Simone", by charter dated 1144[1336].  "Simon dominus Belfortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1152 in which he names "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis", in the presence of "domini Wilermi domini de Dampetra […et Heleidis mater eius…] et Milonis de Planceii"[1337].  “Symon Bellifortus dominus” donated property “in pedagio de Rammerru” to Molesmes by charter dated 1155, witnessed by “Hugone fratre meo Brecarum domino, Gaufredo grosso Jovis ville domino[1338].  "Nobilis mulier Felicitas" donated property at Chasteler to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1171 with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hugonis domini Brecarum et domini Symonis de Beaufort"[1339].  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" confirmed "iuris in molendinis de Moire" to Marmoutier, with the support of “uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio”, by charter dated 1178[1340].  "Symon dominus Bellifortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1182 in which he names "Agnes uxor mea et dominus Hugo Brecarum frater meus"[1341].  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[1342].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugo de Brois" as son of "Symon domnus de Brois" & his wife, specifying that he held his lands "circiter per annos 80", which is exaggerated, recording in a later passage his death in 1199 and burial at Clairvaux[1343].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita", by charter dated 1200 [misdated?][1344]m firstly (before 22 Oct 1144) STEPHANIE de Bar Dame de Commercy, daughter of RENAUD I Comte de Bar et de Mousson & his second wife Gisèle de Vaudémont (-12 Mar [1170/78]).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines refers to "quarta [sorore eiusdem comitis =comes Barri iunior Raynaldus]" as mother of "Symon de Commarceio et due sorores illius"[1345].  Dame de Commercy: “Etiennette fille de Renaud I de Bar” is named “seigneur de Commercy” in the charter dated 1140 for Riéval[1346].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "uxore mea Stephania, fratreque meo Simone", by charter dated 1144[1347].  “Etiennette...avec Galliena châtelaine de Bar” donated “la terre de Rompoint” to Rangéval by charter dated 1165[1348].  She is named in a charter dated 1170 which records the donation of “un jardin près d’Aulnoy” to Rangéval[1349].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “allodium de Bernaicuria” made by “hæredes eiusdem allodii...in villis Neves scilicet Maligneio, Sorceio, Commarceio, Lorovilla”, and of “locum de Bellomonte qui antiquitus...Rampans...cum pasturis...terræ castello de Commarceio” made by “domini de Commarceio Stephania...assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum et Stephanus junior de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belleramo assensu Theoderici Metensis episcopi et Petri Tullensis episcopi”, by charter dated 1179[1350].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “Neves scilicet Commarceio, Sorbeio, Meligneio, Levovilla, locum de Bemont qui antiquitatis Rampuns...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “Stephania comitissa prædicti castri assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum Sophiæ et Agnetis et Stephani quondam Metensis episcopi [so the original donation dated to before 1162] a quo illum in feudum tenebat, et Stephanus de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belloramo assensu uxoris suæ Mathildis, et Philippus castellanus Barri assensu filiorum suorum Gerardi et Ulrici”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[1351]m secondly (before 1178) ISABELLE de Dreux Dame de Baudémont, daughter of ROBERT I "le Grand" Comte de Dreux [ Capet] & his second wife Agnes de Baudemont dame de Braine (1160-1239).  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" confirmed "iuris in molendinis de Moire" to Marmoutier, with the support of “uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio”, by charter dated 1178[1352].  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[1353].  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "matrem Symonis de Castro Villani" as one of the two daughters of "comes Robertus" & his second wife, in a later passage naming her "Isabellam domna de Baia" when recording her death in 1239[1354].  Dame d'Arc-en-Barrois et de Cour-l'Evêque: Hugues de Broyes granted “in Burgundia...castrum de Arc, et Curt Evesque, quæ est inferius” and property “ab Arc superius in riveria de Avigny usque à Chamerois, id est...villa de Chamerois et vineam de Vaurencio” to “eidem Helysabeth” by charter dated 1197[1355].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita", by charter dated 1200 [misdated?][1356].  “Helizabel domina Castri Villani et...Simon de Castro Villani filius eius” transferred “motam et fortericiam Vaudemonti et...Corbeson, Soysi, Thomines et Estrechi, et Waisiam” to Blanche comtesse de Champagne and her son by charter dated Feb 1210[1357]"Simon dominus Castrivillani...et...mater mea et Aalis uxor mea" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “pater meus Hugo quondam dominus Brecarum” by charter dated Oct 1225[1358].  Hugues [III] & his first wife had [four] children: 

a)         SIMON [I] de Broyes ([1145]-[May 1208/Jul 1210]).  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" donated property to Mairmonstiers, with the consent of "uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio", by charter dated 1178[1359].  Seigneur de Commercy.  Seigneur de Broyes.  “Symon dominus Castrivillani" recorded an agreement with "comitem Theobaldum", naming "Symone domino Commarceii fratre meo primogenito", by charter dated May 1208[1360]

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b)         [EMMELINE de Broyes .  François-Vivès says that “Emmeline” and her two sisters are named in a bull of Pope Lucius III dated Jan 1182[1361].  However, she is not named in the copy of the bull consulted (see below).  It is not known whether that copy is incomplete or whether François-Vivès was incorrect.] 

c)         SOPHIE de Broyes (-after 1188).  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “Stephania comitissa prædicti castri assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum Sophiæ et Agnetis et Stephani quondam Metensis episcopi [so the original donation dated to before 1162] a quo illum in feudum tenebat...”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[1362]

d)         AGNES de Broyes (-1221).  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “Stephania comitissa prædicti castri assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum Sophiæ et Agnetis et Stephani quondam Metensis episcopi [so the original donation dated to before 1162] a quo illum in feudum tenebat...”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[1363].  The primary source which confirms her two marriages has not been identified.  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations to Mireval, including the donation of “molendinum...in Mosa Cussiaci usque Nordauvet” made by “Simonis de Bourleimont et Agnetis uxoris suæ et filiæ suæ Hersedis”, by charter dated 1180[1364].  “Henricus dominus Fontisvennæ” donated “duas partes vinagii Fontisvennæ...et...molendini apud Vasconcourt” to Cherlieu abbey, with the support of “uxor mea Agnes...et filia mea Clementia et maritus eius Guillelmus dominus de Autré”, by charter dated 1207[1365].  “Henricus dominus de Fouvenz et de Borleimont”, with the consent of “uxoris mee Agnetis”, confirmed that “dominus Theodericus de Sancto-Elyphio per uxorem suam Gertrudem et filium suum Petrum militem” mortgaged “perticatas...ad feodum de Braz” to Mureau by charter dated 1210[1366].  “Henricus de Fouvenz...Agnes uxor dicti Henrici de Fouvenz” confirmed that “dominus Petrus de Borlenmont” donated property to the churches of Frebecourt and Bourlemont, with the consent of “Felicitatis uxoris sue et Symonis fratris sui...domino Symone de Joinvilla”, by charter dated 1211[1367]m firstly SIMON de Brixey Seigneur de Bourlémont, son of SIMON de Brixey & his wife Hersende --- (-[1190]).  m secondly (before 1200) HENRI Seigneur de Fouvent, son of --- (-[1228/29]). 

Hugues [III] & his second wife had two children: 

e)         EMMELINE de Broyes ([1179/82]-[Jul 1248/Apr 1249])Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[1368].  Her parentage and first marriage are confirmed by the charter dated 1200 under which "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita"[1369].  Her second marriage is confirmed by the charter dated 1219 under which "Emelina domina Chacegnaii" approved a sale to the abbey of Longuay made by "Symon dominus Castrivillani frater meus"[1370].  The contract of divorce between "Erardus dominus Chascegnay" and "Emeline uxoris mee", with the consent of "Elisabeth domine Castri Villani et Simonis filii sui", is dated Sep 1224, names "Oda dicta Emeline primogenita" and provides for the dowry of "M. filiam meam" on her marriage to "comiti Gigeti"[1371].  Presumably Emmeline was taken back by her husband after their divorce as shown by the following charters.  "Erardus dominus de Chacennaio" donated property to Mores, with the consent of "Emeline uxoris mee…filii mei Erardus et Hugo", by charter dated 1228[1372].  “Erardus dominus de Chacenay” issued a charter to Molesmes relating to serfs, with the consent of “Ameline uxoris mee et Erardi et Hugonis heredum meorum”, by charter dated 1229[1373].  "Erard de Chacenay" recognised an obligation to return property to Clairvaux, for the soul of "Erard son père", by charter dated Jul 1248, which refers to his mother being alive at that date[1374].  A charter dated Apr 1249 refers to a donation to Mores made by "nobili quondam domina Emelina bone memorie matre…Erardi domini Chacennai"[1375]m firstly ([1202]) as his second wife, EUDES [II] de Champlitte, son of EUDES de Champlitte "le Champenois" & his wife Sibylle --- (-Constantinople May 1204, bur Constantinople Church of the Apostles).  m secondly (1205) ERARD [II] Seigneur de Chacenay, son of ERARD [I] Seigneur de Chacenay & his [first wife Mathilde de Donzy] (-16 Jun 1236, bur Clairvaux). 

f)          SIMON de Broyes ([1179/83]-before Jan 1260).  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[1376].  Seigneur de Châteauvillain et d'Arc-en-Barrois. 

-        SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN

2.         SIMON de Broyes (-1187 or after).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[1377].  Seigneur de Beaufort.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names "Hugonem de Brois qui iacet in Claravalle et Symonem de Belloforti" as sons of "Symon de Brois" & his wife[1378].  "Simon dominus Belfortis" confirmed donations to Chapelle-aux-Planches, in the presence of "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis...domini Wilermi domini de Dampetra et Milonis de Planceii", by charter dated 1152, witnessed by “...Wilermus dominus de Dampetra et Heleidis mater eius...[1379].  “Symon Bellifortus dominus” donated property “in pedagio de Rammerru” to Molesmes by charter dated 1155, witnessed by “Hugone fratre meo Brecarum domino, Gaufredo grosso Jovis ville domino[1380].  "Nobilis mulier Felicitas" donated property at Chasteler to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1171 with the consent of "filiorum suorum Hugonis domini Brecarum et domini Symonis de Beaufort"[1381].  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" confirmed "iuris in molendinis de Moire" to Marmoutier, with the support of “uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio”, by charter dated 1178[1382].  "Symon dominus Bellifortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1182 in which he names "Hugone fratre meo domino de Brecis et…Felicitate filia mea", witnessed by "Erardus comes Brenensis, Martinus de Belloforti miles"[1383].  "Simon Seigneur de Beaufort" donated property to the abbey of Andecy by charter dated 1182 subscribed by "Geoffroy Seigneur de Joinville son frère, Pierre chapelain du Sire de Broyes également son frère"[1384].  Seigneur de Trilbardou et de Charmentray.  m (before 1172) as her first husband, AGNES de Joigny Dame de Ramerupt, daughter of RENARD [IV] Comte de Joigny & his wife Adelaide de Nevers (-1202 or after).  "Symon dominus Bellifortis" donated property to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated 1182 in which he names "Agnes uxor mea et dominus Hugo Brecarum frater meus", witnessed by "Erardus comes Brenensis"[1385].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and her second marriage has not yet been identified.  She married secondly Henri d'Arzillières.  Simon & his wife had one child: 

a)         FELICITE de Broyes (-[Feb/Mar] 1244, bur Abbaye d'Elan)"Hugo Registensis comes" noted a donation to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated [1189] in which he names "viro Symone domino Bellifortis…et Felicitas uxor mea"[1386].  The parentage of Félicité is confirmed by an earlier document in the same cartulary dated 1182 in which "Symon dominus Bellifortis" names "Felicitate filia mea"[1387].  "Manasses comes de Rethet" granted "Burcum castellum meum" as dowry to "Felicitati filie domini Symonis de Bello Forti" for "filio meo" by charter dated to [1191], witnessed by "Castellanus frater meus et Balduinus frater meus…"[1388].  "Manassès comte de Rethel et Hugues son fils" donated property to Signy, in the presence of "Mahaud femme de Manassès, Baudouin son frère et Félicité femme de Hugues", by charter dated 1194[1389].  "Felicitas domina Belli Fortis, dicta comitissa Registensis" granted rights in "villa de Charchericourt" to "filio meo domino Galchero, Leodicensi archidiacono", by charter dated Jan 1230[1390].  "Felicitas domina Bellifortis, dicta comitissa Registensis" made a donation to Chapelle-aux-Planches by charter dated Jul 1243[1391].  Dame de Beaufort et de Ramerupt.  A charter dated Feb 1244 records an agreement between "Jean comte de Rethel" and "Gaucher son frère" concerning the inheritance of "la fille de feu Hugues comte de Rethel" and of "la mère dudit Gaucher"[1392]m (1186) HUGUES [II] de Rethel, son of MANASSES [IV] Comte de Rethel & his wife Mathilde Wildgräfin (-[28 May 1227/Feb 1228], bur Abbaye d'Elan).  He succeeded in 1198 as Comte de Rethel. 

3.         EMMELINE de Broyes (-after 1136).  "Simon dominus Brecarum" donated property to Andecy (Marne) by charter dated 1131 with the consent of "Felicitatis uxoris sue et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Symonis et Emelina"[1393].  "Simonis Brecarum" donated property to the abbey of Andecies near Baye, with the consent of "uxoris suæ Felicitatis et liberorum suorum Hugonis…Simonis et Emelinæ", by charter dated 1136[1394]

 

 

SIMON [I] de Broyes, son of HUGUES [III] Seigneur de Broyes & his first wife Stephanie de Bar Dame de Commercy ([1145]-[May 1208/Jul 1210]).  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" donated property to Mairmonstiers, with the consent of "uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio", by charter dated 1178[1395].  Pope Alexander III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “locum de Bellomonte qui antiquitus...Rampans...cum pasturis...terræ castello de Commarceio” made by “domini de Commarceio Stephania...assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum et Stephanus junior de Sorceio et Savaricus de Belleramo assensu Theoderici Metensis episcopi et Petri Tullensis episcopi”, by charter dated 1179[1396]Seigneur de Commercy, inherited from his mother.  "Hugo Brecensis dominus" confirmed "iuris in molendinis de Moire" to Marmoutier, with the support of “uxor mea Elizabeth et Simon frater meus et Simon filius meus de Commarceio”, by charter dated 1178[1397].  Pope Lucius III confirmed donations made to Riéval abbey, including the donation of “...animalium pasturis...terræ domino de Commerceio pertinentis” made by “Stephania comitissa prædicti castri assensu Simonis filii sui et filiarum suarum Sophiæ et Agnetis et Stephani quondam Metensis episcopi [so the original donation dated to before 1162] a quo illum in feudum tenebat...”, by charter dated 5 Jan 1181 (O.S.?)[1398]Seigneur de Broyes.  “Gualcherius Salinensis dominus” granted “casamentum donni Pontii de Cuisello” to “comiti Girardo et filiæ meæ uxori eius”, by undated charter witnessed by “Hugo de Tramelay conestabulus...” which also refers to a dispute between “Simon de Commarcey” and “comitem Girardum[1399].  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[1400].  “Symon dominus Castrivillani" recorded an agreement with "comitem Theobaldum", naming "Symone domino Commarceii fratre meo primogenito", by charter dated May 1208[1401].  He died before Jul 1210, the date of the charter in which his widow acted in her own name (see below). 

m (before 1175) NICOLE Dame de Montrivel et de Châteauvillain du Jura, daughter of [--- & his wife --- de Salins] (-after 20 Dec 1225).  Her ancestry and marriage are confirmed by an undated charter which records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[1402].  Her husband’s estimated birth date suggests that Nicole was not the daughter of Humbert [III] Seigneur de Salins, but probably his granddaughter.  This hypothesis is supported by the reference in this document to the unnamed “genere suo” after Humbert’s name.  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[1403].  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[1404].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "Nicholaa mater sua" had transferred serfs "in tota castellania Brecarum" to “Blanchæ...comitissæ Trecensis, pro domino Theobaldo comite eius filio” by charter dated 20 Dec 1225[1405]

Simon [I] & his wife had five children: 

1.         HUGUES de Commercy (-[20 Dec 1225/May 1227]).  An undated charter records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[1406].  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[1407]Seigneur de Broyes: "Hugo dominus de Brecis" donated part "in decima de Buriis" to Montiéramey, with the consent of “Ode uxoris mee”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1208[1408].  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[1409].  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1410].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "Nicholaa mater sua" had transferred serfs "in tota castellania Brecarum" to “Blanchæ...comitissæ Trecensis, pro domino Theobaldo comite eius filio” by charter dated 20 Dec 1225[1411].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "domino suo Theobaldo Campanie et Briæ comiti palatino" had exchanged "villam de Banna...versus Lachiacum" by charter dated [1/18] Apr [1225/26][1412]m ODA de Vendeuvre, daughter of EUDES [II] Seigneur de Vandeuvre & his wife Beatrix --- (-after Dec 1223).  Her parentage and marriage are confirmed by the undated charter under which [her father] "Odo de Vendopera" donated property "apud Villiacum et apud Vilers" to Montiéramy, with the consent of "uxoris mee Beatricis generique mei Hugonis et filie mee Ode", by undated charter[1413].  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera" donated one sixth "in decima de Longoprato" to Mores, with the consent of “Beatrix uxor eiusdem Odonis et Oda filia ipsorum”, and “dominus Hugo de Vendopera” donated another sixth with the consent of “filia eius Ermensendis”, by charter dated 1198[1414].  "Hugo dominus de Brecis" donated part "in decima de Buriis" to Montiéramey, with the consent of “Ode uxoris mee”, by charter dated 4 Jun 1208[1415].  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[1416].  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1417].  Hugues & his wife had six children: 

a)         HUGUES (-after Apr 1255).  "Nichole domina de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "filius meus Hugo Brecensis dominus…uxoris suæ Odæ et filii sui Hugonis", by charter dated Jul 1210[1418].  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1419]Seigneur de Broyes.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" settled a dispute with the abbey of Recluse, referring to possessions of “domina Nicholaa de Commarceio avia mea”, by charter dated May 1227[1420].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “Simon et Galcherus fratres mei canonici Remenses” by charter dated Oct 1228[1421].  “Hugo dominus Brecarum" recorded that "dominus meus Theobaldus comes Campanie" had consented to the building of "forteritiam in parvo castello meo apud Brecas" by charter dated 18 May 1233[1422].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum...Berengaria uxor mea et Theobaldus filius meus" confirmed the customs of Recluse by charter dated Jun 1248[1423].  "Hues sires de Broyes" settled disputes with Recluse by charter dated Apr 1255[1424]m BERENGARIA, daughter of ---.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum...Berengaria uxor mea et Theobaldus filius meus" confirmed the customs of Recluse by charter dated Jun 1248[1425].  Hugues & his wife had three children: 

i)          THIBAUT (-after Sep 1290).  Seigneur de Broyes.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum...Berengaria uxor mea et Theobaldus filius meus" confirmed the customs of Recluse by charter dated Jun 1248[1426]"Thiebaus sires de Broies" confirmed a donation to Recluse by charter dated Jun 1271[1427]"Theobaldus miles dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse by charter dated Sep 1290[1428]

ii)         JEAN de BroyesSeigneur de Broyes"Hugo de Brecis canonicus Sancti Kiriaci de Pruuino filius quondam bonæ memoriæ Hugonis domini Brecarum et...dominæ Berengariæ eius uxoris" settled disputes with Recluse, with the consent of “dominus Ioannes de Brecis miles ad preces dicti Hugonis fratris sui”, by charter dated May 1270[1429]

iii)        HUGUES de Broyes"Hugo de Brecis canonicus Sancti Kiriaci de Pruuino filius quondam bonæ memoriæ Hugonis domini Brecarum et...dominæ Berengariæ eius uxoris" settled disputes with Recluse, with the consent of “dominus Ioannes de Brecis miles ad preces dicti Hugonis fratris sui”, by charter dated May 1270[1430]

b)         EUDES (-after Sep 1246).  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1431].  Seigneur de Vendeuvre.  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera filius domini Hugonis de Brecis" returned to Mores property donated by "Adelina de Vendopera tam tempore Dierri quam tempore Wiardi maritorum predicte Adeline", and also confirmed the donation made by “dominus Hugo frater eius”, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1233[1432].  "Odo de Brecis et Agnes uxor eius" sold property to Recluse by charter dated May 1237[1433].  "Odo de Brecis dominus de Sociaco" acknowledged homage to the king of Navarre, comte de Champagne for property “in loco...Mota de Chastillon infra maresium de Breceio” by charter dated Mar 1241[1434]"Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[1435].  "Ordes de Broyes sire de Chasteillon" acknowledged a pledge to the king of Navarre by charter dated Sep 1246[1436]m AGNES, daughter of --- (-[after 1246]).  "Odo de Brecis et Agnes uxor eius" sold property to Recluse by charter dated May 1237[1437]"Gerardi domini Durnaii et Margaretæ uxoris eius" donated property to Molesme by charter dated 1246, naming “Hugonis dominus Brecarum et Odæ uxoris eius, Odonis eorum filii et Agnetis uxoris eius[1438].  Eudes & his wife had two children: 

i)          SIMON .  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera filius domini Hugonis de Brecis" returned to Mores property donated by "Adelina de Vendopera tam tempore Dierri quam tempore Wiardi maritorum predicte Adeline", and also confirmed the donation made by “dominus Hugo frater eius”, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1233[1439]

ii)         EUDES .  "Dominus Odo de Vendopera filius domini Hugonis de Brecis" returned to Mores property donated by "Adelina de Vendopera tam tempore Dierri quam tempore Wiardi maritorum predicte Adeline", and also confirmed the donation made by “dominus Hugo frater eius”, with the consent of “filii mei Simon et Odo”, by charter dated 1233[1440]

c)         SIMON (-after Jan 1252).  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1441].  Canon at Reims.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “Simon et Galcherus fratres mei canonici Remenses” by charter dated Oct 1228[1442].  "Symons et Gauchiers de Broies frere chanoigne de Nostre Dame de Rains" sold land near “la grange de Anglure” by charter dated Jan 1252[1443]

d)         GAUCHER (-after Jan 1252).  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1444].  Canon at Reims.  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “Simon et Galcherus fratres mei canonici Remenses” by charter dated Oct 1228[1445].  "Symons et Gauchiers de Broies frere chanoigne de Nostre Dame de Rains" sold land near “la grange de Anglure” by charter dated Jan 1252[1446]

e)         MARGUERITE .  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1447]

f)          ERMENSENDE .  "Hugo dominus Brecorum" donated property to Molesme, with the consent of "Odæ uxoris meæ et domini Hugonis et Odonis et Simonis et Galcheri filiorum meorum et domicella Margaretæ filiæ meæ…Ermansendi filiæ meæ", for the souls of "…Beatricis matris uxoris meæ", by charter dated Dec 1223[1448]

2.         GAUCHER [I] de Commercy (-[1244/48]).  An undated charter records the donation to Balerne abbey made by “senem Waucherium” and later confirmed by “Humberto et...a genere suo...usque ad dominam Nicolam cujus sponsus...Simon de Comarceio...eiusque heredes Hugo, Waucherius[1449].  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[1450]Seigneur de Commercy

-        SEIGNEURS de COMMERCY

3.         RAINAUD de Commercy (-after 1223).  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[1451]m (1223) MARGUERITE de Buzancy, daughter of ---.  The marriage contract between “Reginaldus filius Symonis domini quondam de Comarcy” and “Margaretam sororem Henrici domini Busanceii...et fratres eius” is dated 23 Jun 1223, in the presence of “Hugo dominus Brecarum frater eiusdem Renaudi[1452]

4.         HUGUES de Commercy (-after 1202).  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[1453]

5.         AGNES de Commercy (-after 1219).  "Simon dominus de Commarci" donated property to Recluz, with the consent of "uxor mea Nichole et filii mei Hugo et Galcherus iam milites, Rainaldus, et Hugo clericus, et filia mea Agnes", by charter dated 1202[1454].  The primary sources which confirm her two marriages have not been identified.  m firstly BARTHELEMY de Cirey, son of ---.  m secondly ([1204/10]) ARNOUL de Reynel Seigneur de Pierrefitte, son of HUGUES de Reynel Seigneur de Pierrefitte & his wife --- (-[1219/28]). 

 

 

1.         GUY (-after 14 Nov 1314).  "Guys de Broyes chevaliers sires de Soisi et...Perronnelle fame doudit chevalier dame de ce leu" donated property at Soisy to Recluse by charter dated Jun 1297[1455]Seigneur de Broyes"Iehan sire de Chasteauvillain...Guyz sire de Broyes...Hugues de Chasteauvillain sires de Pleure et de Baye..." are named among the nobles in Champagne who resisted payment of taxes imposed by Philippe IV King of France in a charter dated 14 Nov 1314[1456]m PERNELLE, daughter of --- (-after Jun 1297).  "Guys de Broyes chevaliers sires de Soisi et...Perronnelle fame doudit chevalier dame de ce leu" donated property at Soisy to Recluse by charter dated Jun 1297[1457]

 

 

 

C.      VIDAMES de CHÂLONS

 

 

1.         JEAN (-after [1121/26]).  Vidame de ChâlonsJohannes vicedominus...et Alaidis uxor sua” agreed with Toussaint-en-l’Ile abbey concerning “Mafusga”, with the consent of “Ebalus episcopus”, by undated charter (dated to [1121/26])[1458]m ALAIDIS, daughter of ---.  “Johannes vicedominus...et Alaidis uxor sua” agreed with Toussaint-en-l’Ile abbey concerning “Mafusga”, with the consent of “Ebalus episcopus”, by undated charter (dated to [1121/26])[1459]

 

2.         --- (-after [1172]).  Vidame de Châlons.  The Feoda Campanie dated [1172] includes “...vicedominus Cathalaunensis…” in De Vitriaco et appenditiis[1460]

 

3.         HUGUES [I] (-after 1200).  Vidame de Châlons.  “Hugues vidame de Châlons” noted the sale of “[le] fief de Thibaut d’Avenay à Recy, la Veuve et Juvigny”, with the consent of “sa femme Cécile”, by charter dated 1200[1461]m CECILE, daughter of --- (-after 1200).  “Hugues vidame de Châlons” noted the sale of “[le] fief de Thibaut d’Avenay à Recy, la Veuve et Juvigny”, with the consent of “sa femme Cécile”, by charter dated 1200[1462]

 

4.         GEOFFROY Vidame de Châlonsm --- de Rethel, daughter of ITHIER Comte de Rethel Châtelain de Vitry & his wife Beatrix de Namur.  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife, specifying that the second daughter was mother of "Hugonis vicedomini Cathalaunensis"[1463].  Geoffroy & his wife had one child: 

a)         HUGUES [II] (-after 1231).  The Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines names (in order) "Albertum Sancti Lamberti Leodiensis prepositum, comitem de Reytest Manasserum, castellanum Vitriaci Henricum et Hugonem et Balduinum…et tres sorores" as the children of "comiti Guithero Reytestensi" & his wife, specifying that the second daughter was mother of "Hugonis vicedomini Cathalaunensis"[1464]Vidame de Châlons.  “...Barons...Hugues vidame de Châlons...” is named among the nobles in Champagne who confirmed the decision by Blanche Ctss de Champagne to allow succession of fiefs in the female line by charter dated 1212[1465]m HADWIDE, daughter of GUERMOND Seigneur de Savigny, Avoué de Rumigny & his wife --- (-after 1185).  Her parentage and marriage are indicated by the Feoda Campanie dated [1172] which includes “…heredes Weremundi ligii et annum custodie Vicedominus Cathalaunensis quicquid habent apud Wadenois et apud Rosiacum…” in De Sparnaco[1466].  The primary source which confirms her parentage and marriage more precisely has not been identified. 

 

 

1.         GUERMOND Vidame de Châlonsm BEATRIX de Joinville, daughter of SIMON Seigneur de Joinville & his first wife Ermengarde de Montclair (-before May 1249).  "Simon seigneur de Joinville, sénéchal de Champagne" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "sa femme Ermengart, de son fils Geoffroy, de ses filles Isabelle et Béatrix", by charter dated 1216[1467].  Her marriage is indicated by the charter dated 5 Feb 1258 under which "Jean de Thorote châtelain de Noyon et Anseau de Traînel maréchal de Champagne" declared that "Hugues chevalier vidame de Châlons et Gui de Clefmont chevalier" wished to maintain the agreement dated 1249 and requested "leur oncle sénéchal de Champagne…" to seal the act[1468].  Guermond & his wife had children: 

a)         HUGUES [III] (-1279, bur Châlons église de Toussaints).  Vidame de Châlons.  "Jean de Thorote châtelain de Noyon et Anseau de Traînel maréchal de Champagne" declared that "Hugues chevalier vidame de Châlons et Gui de Clefmont chevalier" wished to maintain the agreement dated 1249 and requested "leur oncle sénéchal de Champagne…" to seal the act, by charter dated 5 Feb 1258[1469].  An inscription at Châlons Toussaints records the burial of “Messire Hues vidame, seigneur de Châlons” who died 1279[1470]

b)         [--- The genealogy of the Conflans family, written in [1350], records that Hugues maréchal de Champagne married secondly “la fille le visdame de Chaalons[1471]m as his second wife, HUGUES [II] Seigneur de Conflans Maréchal de Champagne, son of HUGUES [I] Seigneur de Conflans, Maréchal de Champagne & his first wife Marie de Brienne (-after 1282).] 

 

 

 

D.      SEIGNEURS de CHÂTEAUVILLAIN

 

 

SIMON [I] de Broyes, son of HUGUES [III] de Broyes et de Châteauvillain & his second wife Isabelle de Dreux Dame de Baudémont [Capet] ([1179/83]-before Jan 1260).  His parentage is confirmed by the Chronicle of Alberic de Trois-Fontaines which records the death in 1239 of his mother "Isabella domna de Baia, mater Symonis de Castro Villani"[1472].  “Hugo Brecarum et Castelli-Villani dominus” founded the hospital des Bonshommes, with the consent of “Helisabeth uxoris meæ et infantium nostrorum Simonis et Amelinæ”, by charter dated 1184[1473].  "Hugo dominus Brecarum" donated property to Clairvaux, with the consent of "Elisabeth uxor mea et Symon filius meus junior et Emelina filia mea domina de Chanlita", by charter dated 1200[1474]Seigneur de Châteauvillain et d'Arc-en-Barrois.  Symon dominus Castrivillani" recorded an agreement with "comitem Theobaldum", naming "Symone domino Commarceii fratre meo primogenito", by charter dated May 1208[1475].  “Helizabel domina Castri Villani et...Simon de Castro Villani filius eius” transferred “motam et fortericiam Vaudemonti et...Corbeson, Soysi, Thomines et Estrechi, et Waisiam” to Blanche comtesse de Champagne and her son by charter dated Feb 1210[1476].  "Simon Seigneur de Châteauvillain chevalier" confirmed the donations of his father Hugues de Broyes to the abbey of Andecy by charter dated 1219[1477]"Simon dominus Castrivillani...et...mater mea et Aalis uxor mea" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “pater meus Hugo quondam dominus Brecarum” by charter dated Oct 1225[1478]"Simons sires de Chastelvilain" confirmed donations to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma femme...Iehans de Chastelvillain chevalier filz dou devant dit Symont”, by charter dated Jun 1253[1479].  “Ioannes dominus Castrivillani” founded the chapter of Châteauvillain, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ Simonis quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 1260[1480]

m (before Oct 1225) ALIX, daughter of --- (-after Aug 1270, bur Vauclerc).  The testament of “Aalis dame de Chatiauvilain”, dated Aug 1270, chose burial at “Vaulcler”, bequeathed property to “ma fille dameselle Jehanne...pour ly aidier à marier” and appointed “mun fil Jeham” among her executors[1481]"Simon dominus Castrivillani...et...mater mea et Aalis uxor mea" confirmed donations to Recluse made by “pater meus Hugo quondam dominus Brecarum” by charter dated Oct 1225[1482]"Simons sires de Chastelvilain" confirmed donations to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma femme...Iehans de Chastelvillain chevalier filz dou devant dit Symont”, by charter dated Jun 1253[1483]"Iehans sires de Chastiauvillain" donated property to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma mere et Iehanne ma femme”, by charter dated Jun 1259 (O.S.?)[1484]

Simon [I] & his wife had three children: 

1.         JEAN [I] de Châteauvillain (-after Jan 1298)"Simons sires de Chastelvilain" confirmed donations to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma femme...Iehans de Chastelvillain chevalier filz dou devant dit Symont”, by charter dated Jun 1253[1485]Seigneur de Châteauvillain"Iehans sires de Chastiauvillain" donated property to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma mere et Iehanne ma femme”, by charter dated Jun 1259 (O.S.?)[1486].  “Ioannes dominus Castrivillani” founded the chapter of Châteauvillain, for the soul of “bonæ memoriæ Simonis quondam patris mei”, by charter dated 1260[1487].  The testament of “Aalis dame de Chatiauvilain”, dated Aug 1270, chose burial at “Vaulcler”, bequeathed property to “ma fille dameselle Jehanne...pour ly aidier à marier” and appointed “mun fil Jeham” among her executors[1488].  The marriage contract between "Jehans sires de Chatiauvillain et de Luzi…Guiot sun fil" and "Guillaumes de Geligneys Chantres d’Auceurre…Ysabel fille jadis Huguon seigneur de Geligney et niece dudit Chantre" is dated end-Jun 1276, and names "Jehan de Geligney sun frere"[1489]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][1490]"Iehan sire de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy" confirmed a donation to Andecies made by “messire Simon nostre...pere” by charter dated Sep 1284[1491]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy et sa femme" divided their properties between “leurs enfants...Iean evesque de Chaalons, Simon, Guion et Alix” by charter dated Aug 1285[1492].  “Jehan Sire de Chatiau-Villain et...Jehanne sa femme...et...Simons chevailiers ainnéz fils dou dist seingnour et...Marie fille au conte de Flandre femme au dist Symons” freed the inhabitants of Châteauvillain by charter dated 1286[1493]"Simons aingnaiz filz monsieur de Chastelvillain sires d’Arc" sold his servitude over “ses hommes et fames d’Ourges appellée Mainmorte”, with the approval of “Iehan sires de Chastelvillain son pere”, by charter dated Jan 1298 (O.S.?)[1494]m JEANNE, daughter of --- (-after 1286).  "Iehans sires de Chastiauvillain" donated property to Recluse, with the consent of “Aalis ma mere et Iehanne ma femme”, by charter dated Jun 1259 (O.S.?)[1495]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][1496].  “Jehan Sire de Chatiau-Villain et...Jehanne sa femme...et...Simons chevailiers ainnéz fils dou dist seingnour et...Marie fille au conte de Flandre femme au dist Symons” freed the inhabitants of Châteauvillain by charter dated 1286[1497].  Jean [I] & his wife had four children: 

a)         SIMON [II] de Châteauvillain (-28 Jun 1305).  "Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][1498]Seigneur de Châteauvillain

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b)         GUY de Châteauvillain (-1288)"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain" sold “le chasteau de Bourbon-Lanceiz et la terre de Thil sur Arro, ensemble la chastellenie de Semur en Brienois” to the duke of Burgundy, with the consent of “Ieanne sa femme, Simon et Guion leurs enfants”, by charter dated to [1282][1499]"Iean seigneur de Chasteauvillain et de Luzy et sa femme" divided their properties between “leurs enfants...Iean evesque de Chaalons, Simon, Guion et Alix” by charter dated Aug 1285[1500]Seigneur de Luzy, de Semur, de Bourbon-Lancy et de Huchon.  m firstly ISABELLE de Thourotte, daughter of GAUCHER de Thourotte & his wife Marie de Coucy.  The Lignages de Coucy (written in 1303) record that "la fille monsieur Thomas de Coucy le second" married “Gaucher de Torote” and had two daughters “l’autre...Ysabeau...mariée au Sieur de Luzy, qui avoit esté fils Monsieur de Chasteauvilain[1501]m secondly (contract Jun 1276, before Jul 1284) as her first husband, ISABELLE de Jaligny, daughter of HUGUES de Châtillon-en-Bazois Seigneur de Châtillon-en-Bazois et de Jaligny & his wife Isabelle de Mello (-1 Oct 1297, bur Saint-André).  The marriage contract between "Jehans sires de Chatiauvillain et de Luzi…Guiot sun fil" and "Guillaumes de Geligneys Chantres d’Auceurre…Ysabel fille jadis Huguon seigneur de Geligney et niece dudit Chantre" is dated end-Jun 1276, and names "Jehan de Geligney sun frere"[1502].  She married secondly (contract 27 May 1289) as his second wife, Robert [III] Comte de Clermont.  The marriage contract between "Robertus comes Clarimontensis Delphinus Alverniæ" and "domina Ysabellis domina Jalenhiaci et Luziaci" is dated 27 May 1289[1503].  The necrology of Clermont Saint-André records the death "